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Total Listed Programs: 130
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.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 09 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
14 August 2015

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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A smart energy report for anywhere on the planet, all you need is a smartphone and your energy bill. In less than a minute you can see where you're using energy most and potential waste areas. We will even help set you on the path to a more sustainable energy footprint.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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Ground Loop Design (GLD) is a software tool for designing and optimizing ground source heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Elements is a free, open-source, cross-platform software tool for creating and editing custom weather files for building energy modeling.
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE) is a whole year detailed and dynamic multi-zone simulation application for the study of indoor climate as well as energy.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (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
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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TREAT is winner of the prestigious R&D 100 award and still the only energy audit software approved by the DOE for all residential housing types – including multifamily.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Model Input Calibration
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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Parametric analysis is often used for exploring design options and identifying the relationship between design parameters and performance.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 October 2015

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1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 19 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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A versatile system design tool and an energy simulation tool in one package, Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
13 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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epwmap is an interactive map for EPW weather files.
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 December 2015

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Urbawind is a software to compute wind effects in urban areas - Urban design - Energy efficiency
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 February 2016

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TOP-Energy - The Energy Efficiency Software
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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iAudit Pro has been replaced by Snugg Pro: http://snuggpro.com
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
13 December 2015

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Perform detailed calculations for a new piping network to determine required pipe sizes, the critical path in the system for pump sizing, valve pressure drops, and the effects of elevation change.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
23 March 2016

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (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.
Last Software Update: 02 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 February 2015

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Software for design of vertical borehole-type ground loop heat exchangers used in geothermal heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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The Physibel software is a set of 1D/2D/3D steady state and transient heat transfer simulation programs: BISCO, TRISCO, SOLIDO, BISTRA, VOLTRA, CAPSOL, GLASTA
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 December 2015

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ESP-r is a whole building energy simulation program for integrated modelling of building energy performance. The primary application of the program is to support researchers undertaking detailed studies.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 31 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
16 March 2016

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Free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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Cooling Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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Lesosai allows the calculation of environmental impacts of the energy consumption, taking into account the energy used in the building, but also the building's construction materials (Life Cycle Impacts Analysis / Environmental Assessment).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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TRACE™ 700 is an award-winning design-and-analysis software program that helps HVAC professionals optimize the design of a building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system based on energy utilization and life-cycle cost.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
  3. Life-cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 March 2016

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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BEAVER is a building energy simulation program that provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. It interfaces with the Air conditioning Load Estimation program CAMEL thereby saving time with re-entering the building construction details and internal loads.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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The SEED Platform™ makes it easy to manage and share data on the energy performance of buildings.
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 04 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
10 November 2015

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SEMERGY® is a Web-based building optimization system that supports the planning of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment projects.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 28 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
01 February 2016

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FREE bin-weather modeling software provide accurate energy savings and penalties within seconds through your browser.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
10 October 2015

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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: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 December 2015

Ratings

4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
11 November 2015

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eQUEST® is a widely used, time-proven whole building energy performance design tool.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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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:
17 December 2015

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2.5
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Life cycle analysis tool can be your at hand utility to evaluate the life cycle cost of projects and the payback period for renewable energy equipments, if any, as well.
  1. Life-cycle Analysis
  2. Solar & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 April 2016

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Simulation models for finned-tube heat exchangers with refrigerant circuitry optimization
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 October 2015

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Calculate the optimal design configuration for commercial vertical ground-source heat pumps within minutes at a fraction of the cost of other software.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 03 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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EP-Quick creates input files for many different buildings using built in templates for the shape and zone layout.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 02 January 2010
Last Entry Update:
02 October 2015

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