Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 137
HVAC Noise Source-Path-Receiver Acoustical Analysis program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 June 2016

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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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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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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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QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations for up to 500 Zones!!
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 June 2016

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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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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 June 2016

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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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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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Group of CYPE programs for thermal and energy analysis of buildings. The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the OPEN BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 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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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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2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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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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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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Hancock’s HEAT Energy Audit Tool is an energy auditing app for the iPad that energy models single family and manufactured homes. HEAT works offline, disconnected from the internet, enabling you to weatherize in remote areas.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 21 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
30 June 2016

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THERM is a two-dimensional conduction heat-transfer analysis program based on the finite-element method, which can model the complicated geometries of building products.
  1. Detailed Envelope Simulation
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 08 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 November 2015

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TRACE 700 Chiller Plant Analyzer software saves time by allowing easy plant configuration comparisons with a detailed wizard.
  1. Life-cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 March 2016

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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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BSIMAC's three main functions are: (a) calculation of the cooling/heating loads and the required capacities of HVAC equipment, (b) annual energy simulation of the building and HVAC equipment, and (c) calculation of the expected room (space) temperatures with no cooling or heating on summer and
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 October 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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ECOCITIES® supports operators of building portfolios (building groups) in deciding how budget can be used most effectively to align the energy efficiency of their real estate to required political, economic and environmental objectives.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 14 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 February 2016

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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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The ECBC App is a handy mobile/tablet application for building energy professionals.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 07 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 April 2016

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The nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. US Department of Energy (DOE) [email protected] 202.287.1694 http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-modeling
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 November 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: 08 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
07 April 2016

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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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FineHVAC is a powerful BIM application that integrates drawings & calculations within an intelligent, AutoCAD®-like environment.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 06 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (3 votes)

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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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pMAP is business software for managing facility and capital project acceptance testing. It goes beyond the usual simple commissioning software to provide the user with detailed equipment specifications as well as managing signatories and issue logs.
  1. Life-cycle Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 03 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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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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Energy Model Quality Check tool takes the Energy simulation software input and output files as input and generates instant reports on energy model quality of the building as per ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G standards.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Model Input Calibration
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 April 2016

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Provides the average underground enclosure (room) and entrance tower air temperatures under the given climatic, soil and room thermal load conditions.
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 27 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
29 September 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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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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EE4 CBIP is offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency to building owners and developers for the design and construction of new commercial and institutional buildings that use 25% less energy than similar buildings built to the requirements of the Model National Energy Co
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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DEXCell Energy Manager is a Cloud-based energy management solution that gives users real-time visibility of their entire energy usage constellation – regardless of distribution, complexity or size – so they can leverage data to identify and prioritize savings opportunities.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Solar & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 23 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 December 2015

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