Building Energy Software Tools
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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine. EnergyPlus includes advanced simulation features including sub-hourly time steps, simultaneous solution of zone conditions and HVAC system actions, a modular HVAC structure that accommodates a wide range of system configurations, and a runtime scripting language for user-defined control strategies.

Program that provides a number of services useful to engineers and other professionals working in the HVAC and related fields.

Total Listed Softwares: 443
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PsyCalc is an electronic psychrometric calcultion tool that operates over a wide range of temperatures, moisture content and pressures. With two inputs, psychrometric properties and pressure, PsyCalc returns eleven key properties.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 February 2015

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2.5
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.

  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 31 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
04 June 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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EnergyDeck is a powerful, community-based platform that helps organisations and individuals save energy costs.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Computes the energy use of a building according to the hourly and/or monthly simplified models described in the European standard EN ISO 13790 and in Swiss standard, the energy needs contained in the French standard RT2005, RT2012, Bbio, in the Luxembourg Standard, and in the Italian DLGs 192....

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 February 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Dynamic energy simulation tool
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 07 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
01 February 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Trane's TRACE 700 software - the latest version of Trane Air Conditioning Economics - brings the algorithms recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to the familiar Windows operating environment.

  1. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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DesignBuilder, a whole building energy use analysis simulation tool, is the oldest, easiest to use, most powerful graphical user interface to EnergyPlus available and includes ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G Baseline HVAC System templates, materials, and construction libraries.
Last Software Update: 09 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
09 March 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Designed to be the foremost energy information software available for total integration and management of an organization's diverse utility bill and energy management needs.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Snugg Pro is a cloud-based home energy auditing and proposal tool that produces accurate, beautiful, easy-to-understand homeowner reports in very little time.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 02 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 February 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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First Internet-based decision-support tool for calculating energy use for all end uses in residential buildings.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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DesignBuilder is a powerful, user friendly, seamlessly integrated suite of tools for designing and simulating energy efficient buildings using the EnergyPlus simulation engine which utilizes real weather data.
Last Software Update: 18 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 April 2015

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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e-Bench™ has an impressive range of functionality that includes targeting and monitoring, invoice reconciliation, management reporting, carbon emission tracking & reporting, continuous commissioning, benchmarking and simulation.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 02 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 February 2015

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3
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ENER-WIN© is a Windows-based hourly energy simulation model for evaluating whole-building energy performance. The program features an interactive graphical interface for input and output. The simulation model uses algorithms that permit hour-by-hour energy calculations in minimal time.

  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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3
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A simulation program based on object-oriented approach that allows dynamic modeling of different power systems of multi-level hierarchy, starting from heat-moisture transfer processes in building envelopes up to HVAC systems of large enterprises, residential and industrial zones.

  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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BuildingAdvice™ is the industry proven Energy Services Delivery Platform that enables HVAC Contractors to increase profitability through differentiated services focused on reducing building energy waste.

  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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2
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MyVerdafero is an inexpensive online solution that gives the user an easy to use, in-depth, value based examination and view of their utility expenses and usage (electric, gas, water and waste).

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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EnergyCAP is powerful utility bill management software for energy management. Its robust database and PowerViews provide a superb collection of analysis and reporting tools for organizations managing multiple meters and buildings.
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Computes building air conditioning cooling and heating loads, in either Imperial or SI units, for projects drawn directly on-screen, with any number of walls, in any number of rooms, arranged at any angle, with any mix of construction materials and fenestration, organized into any number of...

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Calculates monthly and

annual heating and cooling costs for residential and light commercial

buildings. Virtually any type of cooling and heating system can be

simulated by AUDIT including standard DX, evaporative, air source heat

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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ELODIE, an online collaborative software developed by CSTB, focuses on environmental of sustainable development. It quantifies environmental issues (primary energy, greenhouse gas emissions, waste disposal, water extraction) on the whole Life Cycle of buildings.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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The core of Cake Systems software is built on the SIMPLE algorithm developed by nationally recognized energy efficiency expert, Michael Blasnik. Cake Systems was designed to provide an auditing tool to an industry that lacked a way to provide the sweet spot of fast, accurate and flexible.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Easy to use, fast and highly accurate professional sun positioning application with professionally presented printouts for members location results.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Suite of heat and mass transfer programs:

  • 2-D /3-D steady state heat transfer for building details, thermal bridges, window frames and enclosures: TRISCO, BISCO, SOLIDO

  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
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04 February 2015

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Provides the average underground enclosure (room) and entrance tower air temperatures under the given climatic, soil and room thermal load conditions. Cooling / heating plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.

  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Software with two modules, one for the verification of the regulation aimed essentially at residential and small commercial buildings (RCCTE), and another for the verification of the regulation aimed essentially at buildings with HVAC power higher than 25 kW (RSECE).

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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An object-oriented program that allows the user to quickly build models of complex physical processes by connecting equation-based calculation modules from an

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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PRISM is a Windows based billing analysis tool that uses a year of monthly billing data from a house or building to produce a weather-adjusted index of energy consumption (called Normalized Annual Consumption, or NAC).

  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Energy information management and analysis software. Identify utility bill errors, system problems and recover overcharges using FASER's Energy Alarm bill-checking engine. Interface with accounting and reduce bill-processing costs using the FASER AP Link module.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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User-friendly, yet highly sophisticated, residential energy analysis and code compliance software which eliminates the uncertainty and guesswork from energy design and code compliance decisions.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Free, on-line tool to help engineers write bid specifications for HVAC Control

projects. CtrlSpecBuilder (Control Specification Builder) prepares open (non-proprietary and

not sole-source) specifications based upon ASHRAE Guideline 13-2000, Specifying

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Virtualwind is a 3-D wind flow modeling and visualization software solution. It empowers users to quickly predict, understand, and convey complex wind flow phenomena in urban, suburban, and rural environments.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Designed to be an educational tool customized for new home builders to include in their "selections" process to provide buyers with an opportunity to have higher efficiency heating and cooling

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Calculates the airflow rate by stack effect, as well as the cooling potential and the overheating risk in a naturally or mechanically ventilated building, showing the temperature evolution, the air flow rate and the ventilation heat transfer.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Degree Days.net is a free website that generates heating degree days and cooling degree days for locations worldwide.

  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Simple, easy way to obtain a calculation for the European Energy Performance Directive. Diag DPE also immediately shows the potential improvements recommended for that building.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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AFT Mercury is a general-purpose pipe network optimization tool.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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Calculates monthly and annual electricity costs for a facility, building, or system under a variety of electric utility rate schedules.
Typically these calculations will be used to support engineering-economic studies that assess the cost-effectiveness of energy

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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HAMlab (Heat, Air and Moisture simulation Laboratory) is a collection of tools and functions in the MatLab/Simulink/FemLab environment that includes:

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Correlation-based evaluation tool that enables heating needs in residential buildings to be assessed. It has been developed in the framework of the PASSYS project of the European Commission DG XII.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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