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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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
Average: 3 (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
Average: 3 (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
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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eSight® energy management software is the most sophisticated energy analysis suite available worldwide. 100% web-based, eSight is perfect for every company size and industry sector and is available as both a SaaS (software as a service) model, or installed directly to a client site.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Contains "typical" weather data in ASCII format files, suitable for use with building energy simulation programs, for 227 locations outside the USA and Canada.

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

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Pipe Flow Expert Software is used by engineers in over 75 countries worldwide to design energy efficient pumping and piping systems.

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

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GLHEPRO was created as an aid in designing vertical-borehole-type ground heat exchangers used with ground source heat pump systems. It performs three different tasks:

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

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Simplified tool which provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption primarily for the purposes of assessing compliance with Part L (England, Wales, RoI), Section 6 (Scotland) and Part F (Northern Ireland) of Building Regulations and eventually for building performance certification...

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

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New member of the HOT2000 family of energy analysis software. Its graphical user interface and simplified input make it a quick and easy tool for analysing energy use in houses. However, the underlying engine is that of HOT2000 and thus provides a state of the art analysis.

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

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Heat load calculation program that performs comprehensive heat load studies with hardcopy printouts of the results. The BTU Analysi Plus program is designed for general heating, air-conditioning, and commerical studies.

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

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BuildingAdvice<sup>™</sup> is a user-friendly, Web-based platform designed to assess building energy performance and identify and quantify energy savings opportunities. Target buildings are in the 5k-200k sq. ft. range, with scalability up to 1mm sq. ft.

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

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Designed to help homeowners, contractors, architects, housing authorities, development agencies, facility managers and others to improve energy efficiency in existing residences during renovation and remodeling.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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An HVAC load calculation program for residential and small commercial buildings. It is Windows software

which follows ACCA's Manual J method for load calculation. It contains weather data for over 750 U.S.

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

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BuildingSim allows users to model a building and analyze the heating and cooling energy costs in any climate. Users can create any building—from a one-room apartment up to a 100+ floor skyscraper--and account for everything from window coverings to shade trees.

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

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Cepenergy Management Software for Buildings, is a tool for the analysis of the Energy Matrix (Electricity, Water, Fuel), and CO2 emissions in buildings.

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

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Contains computer software and associated documentation that implements available models and algorithms for the calculation of space heat gains and losses due to all pertinent sensible and latent modes, the space conditioning load (defined as the rate of heat addition or extraction required to...

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

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Self-training software that creates a “smart model” of a building using interval data and hourly weather data and compares daily energy consumption against this norm.

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

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Many reflective roof coatings and membranes are now available for

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

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Program to predict combined transfer

of heat and moisture in multi-layer

building construction. Inputs hourly

weather data from diskette and

predicts the moisture content and

temperature of the construction

layers as a function of time of year.

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

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Analyzes energy use and evaluates possible weatherization retrofit measures of existing manufactured homes.

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

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Easy EnergyPlus is a Chinese language interface for EnergyPlus that is being developed by the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University in China.

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

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Provides a novel way to

experience the effects of

dynamic heat flow within a multi

layer slab. As a JAVA applet it

is free and easy to use. The main

features are

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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Calculates peak heating and cooling loads for residential and small commercial buildings in accordance with ACCA Manual J. Heat Transfer Multipliers (HTM values) for all walls, windows, doors, and roofs listed in Manual J are stored and automatically looked up by the RHVAC program as needed.

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

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ZEBO is a decision support tool for the study and design of net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in hot climates during early design phases.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 01 January 2012
Last Entry Update:
12 April 2015

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3D lighting design and rendering software package for electric lighting and daylight analysis. AGI32 produces full-color renderings and predictive lighting system calculations simultaneously for all applications of electric lighting and daylighting in interior and exterior design projects.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
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18 June 2015

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