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Total Listed Programs: 129
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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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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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

Ratings

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

Ratings

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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Engineering software suite for buildings which calculates structural elements by carrying out the analysis, design, check, as well as providing the technical drawings for the structural project, (Record Engineer) of the elements that have been defined.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 15 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
15 March 2016

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CONTAM is a multizone airflow and contaminant transport software. CONTAM 3.2 is the latest version of the software based upon the original work by James Axley and George Walton during their time at NIST.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

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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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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:
23 March 2016

Ratings

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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EFEN is an energy analysis tool which uses EnergyPlus simulation engine.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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A quick energy standard-conformance design tool with graphic interface for whole-building annual energy simulations for residential and commercial buildings.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
31 March 2015

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Energy analysis program used to determine the compliance of a building to Canada's Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) 1997.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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Hippo CMMS is powerful user friendly maintenance management solution. It's an effective tool to streamline work orders, preventive maintenance, manage assets and inventory in facilities.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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Design air handing, airflow, hydronic, domestic waste and vent along with steam systems
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 26 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 February 2016

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Online software for domestic public school districts (see EnergyCAP Enterprise and Express for other organizations) that need straightforward utility bill tracking, energy management reports and calculation of the cost avoidance attributable to energy management activities.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 13 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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Dynamic energy simulation tool
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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TRNSYS - a component based transient simulation package.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
02 October 2015

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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of air-to-air heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 20 July 2013
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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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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A customizable and simple building energy analysis tool, which may be used to facilitate ASHRAE Level 1 or 2 audits, and/or to explore how different measures impact energy performance.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 30 January 2013
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1 to 15 room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for buildings accommodating heat dissipating equipment and/or people. Cooling or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Detailed Envelope Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 27 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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www.pipeflow.com - Pipe Flow Expert Software for pipe system design with fluid flow and pressure drop calculations.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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Solar Calculator is an application that calculates the 24 hour energy requirement of a household and based upon that calculates the number of solar panels and batteries required by the solar system.

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

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CAMEL is one of the leading air conditioning load estimation and psychometrics programs available. It operates in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and has comprehensive copy and paste capability and detailed on screen Help
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
  1. Ratings and Certificates
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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