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Total Listed Programs: 114
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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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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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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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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Designing supply duct systems can be tedious... it involves time consuming calculations and requires assumptions about fitting size and performance.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
15 October 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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:
15 October 2015

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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.
  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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This program is an engineering calculator designed to help engineers calculate air properties, mixed air properties, fluid properties, refrigerant properties, refrigerant line sizing, and contains a ductulator.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
15 October 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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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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demand response assessment, commercial buildings, demand responsive,
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 October 2015

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The OnGrid Tool helps PV solar energy companies create effective finanical presentations for their prospects.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 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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AGI32 is a three-dimensional lighting design and rendering program for electric lighting and daylight analysis. The software can produce predictive lighting system calculations simultaneously with accurate visualizations for any application of electric lighting and/or daylighting.

  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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No longer supported due to new CA regulations.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2015

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Calculates detailed HVAC load reports for heating, cooling and airflow capacities. Based on ASHRAE algorithms, you are assured of accurate results and valid designs
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
15 October 2015

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Tas is an industry-leading building modelling and simulation tool, capable of performing fast dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings, and allows designers to accurately simulate daylighting and predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occu
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 29 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2016

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Insight 360 empowers architects and integrated teams with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Solar & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 December 2015

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Raw heating and cooling degree days, and temperature data API from UK and Worldwide weather stations.This service is available as an annual or monthly subscription or software / reporting integration for individual Weather Stations or for all UK Stations.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 12 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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Sefaira Systems produces high-quality HVAC sizing and energy results directly from architectural Revit and SketchUp models, enabling users to rapidly compare design options and respond to architectural changes quicker than ever before.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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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:
07 November 2015

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Multi-parameter optimization program that works with all text-based building energy simulation programs, including EnergyPlus and TRNSYS.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
Last Software Update: 08 December 2011
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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Developed to help designers accurately model the sound level reaching building tenant's ears, the Trane Acoustics Program (TAP) "projects" equipment sound power data through the surroundings (e.g., floors, ductwork, walls), to estimate the sound level that will be heard.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
13 December 2015

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Radiance is a suite of programs for the analysis and visualization of lighting and daylighting in design. Mainly developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under DOE funding. Additional development and contributions sponsored by ISE in Germany and EPFL & HSLU in Switzerland.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 18 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 November 2015

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See how much energy and money and carbon you can save by making various design or remodeling changes to your home with this free new easy-to-use program. You can draw in the floor plan of your own house, then click and drag your windows to their correct location.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Solar & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

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Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES), intended use for small and medium office and retail buildings in California, provides energy benchmarking and three levels of retrofit analysis considering the project goal, data availability, and user experience.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Model Input Calibration
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (8 votes)

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gEnergy brings building simulation to the cloud, using all the features of EnergyPlus on the web, accessible any time, any where.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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Utility bill tracking and management database with manual bill entry or flat file/EDI import. Optional interface to A/P for bill payment.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 21 October 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Global climate data atlas and database containing more than 1200 stations
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 07 January 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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Meteonorm is a climate database delivering typical meteorological years for any site.
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 24 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 December 2015

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Tool for evaluation: energy efficiency ( electricity, wáter, fuel oil, etc...), CO2, H2O, Savings, abatement curves in Buildings of Institutions (Health Care, University, Army Forces, School, Government, etc.)
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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EnExPlan is a powerful and intuitive do-it-yourself energy saving software for building owners and managers with medium to large portfolios of buildings.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 10 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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CAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST, the popular U.S. building energy simulation software.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is a powerful, in-depth suite of building performance analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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Green Building Studio® (GBS) is Autodesk’s core whole building energy simulation engine, and powers the energy analysis for Autodesk Insight 360, Autodesk Revit, and Autodesk FormIt 360.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (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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