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
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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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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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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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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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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
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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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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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
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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
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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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
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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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Detailed, fundamentals-based, steady-state simulation model of an air-to-air heat pump operating on the

vapor-compression-cycle principle and charged with single-component refrigerant. HPSIM (Heat Pump SIMulation) includes

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

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Free application that supports the (Flemish) Energy Performance Legislation for Buildings.

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

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Makes the process of accurately sizing and positioning overhangs, shading devices and louvers easy.

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

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The Center for the Built Environment's research team has developed a simplified, practical design procedure and associated software tool to determine cooling load requirements of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems.

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

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Easy-to-use and flexible program when evaluating the indoor climate and energy conditions as well as the designing of the heating, cooling and ventilation plants.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Allows building operators get data from and send commands to an

energy management system. With PocketControls the system can be controlled remotely, from a

handheld Pocket PC, using wireless cellular communication technology.

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

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SolarDesignTool is a Web site that allows people to design solar electric grid-tied systems online. It offers two tools for creating a photovoltaic (PV) system design: </p>

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Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Models any type of commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential facility and determines the energy and cost impact of virtually any type of energy conservation measure or utility rate schedule.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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A customizable, commercially available energy analysis tool. Users enter information about their facilities to receive detailed profiles of the energy use, as well as benchmark comparison results.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Simple to use interface for EnergyPlus. Creates a rectangular model (shoebox) of a direct gain passive solar building.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Pleiades is a powerful user-friendly software environment for building eco-design. It is provides dynamic energy simulations (COMFIE), daylighting and natural ventilation simulations, regulations compliance, HVAC sizing and consumption, etc.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 27 May 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 June 2015

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Software package for heating calculations. Visual TTH integrates all the recommendations of thermal regulation RT 2000 and RT 2004 as well as the European standard EN 12831 for heat loss.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Software that allows users to graphically design and specify HVAC equipment. Pick familiar objects like boilers, pumps, fan coils and air handlers and using drag and drop methods, connect them to form a HVAC system.

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

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Calculates whole-building hourly energy performance and indoor climate for a year. It is an EPBD calculation tool that can be used for checking compliance to the Norwegian building regulations (TEK), the Norwegian passive house standards (NS 3700, prNS 3701), and for energy labelling.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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A plugin for SketchUp that enables analyzing any given design with regards to solar rights or shading requirements. It allows the examination of the mutual shading between buildings and any other objects.

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

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The Toolkit for Primary HVAC System Energy Calculations is a collection of thirty-eight separate subroutines and corresponding documentation that describes algorithms for predicting the performance of HVAC components.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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A Windows program that creates three-dimensional, full-color

surface plots from columnar data. These surface plots can be rotated

and customized.

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

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ManagingEnergy provides the tools to systematically analyze energy usage, document opportunities for improvement, and automatically analyze the impact on energy costs and consumption based on these recommendations.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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A Plug-in for SketchUp that allows visualization of sun position and sun path, produces axonometric views from the sun to analyze mutual shading, and easy solar access and penetration at any design stage, without the need of exporting the data to external programs, using the existing SketchUp 3D...

Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
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30 March 2015

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Allows an early design of various indoor space proportions (offices, classrooms, small auditoriums, industrial halls etc.) in accordance with the established rules of geometrical, wave and statistical acoustics.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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E.A.S.Y. is an energy accountability system designed for municipalities, government entities, and commercial buildings. E.A.S.Y. uses electric, gas, and water data to prioritize individual facilities on documented performance-based energy consumption and total billing characteristics.

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

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Three-dimensional transient and steady-state heat conduction within objects that can be described in a rectangular grid.

HEAT3 can be used for analyses of thermal bridges, heat transfer through corners of a window, heat loss from a house to the

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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