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Total Listed Programs: 114
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

Ratings

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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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

Ratings

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

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

Ratings

1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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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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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

Ratings

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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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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Lesosai allows the calculation of environmental impacts of the energy consumption, taking into account the energy used in the building, but also the building's construction materials (Life Cycle Impacts Analysis / Environmental Assessment).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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SEMERGY® is a Web-based building optimization system that supports the planning of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment projects.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 28 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
01 February 2016

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FREE bin-weather modeling software provide accurate energy savings and penalties within seconds through your browser.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
10 October 2015

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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: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 December 2015

Ratings

4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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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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Simulation models for finned-tube heat exchangers with refrigerant circuitry optimization
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 October 2015

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e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
11 November 2015

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Use <b>TRACE Load 700</b> software - the building and load design modules of TRACE 700, Trane Air Conditioning Economics - to evaluate the effect of building orientation, size, shape, and mass based on hourly weather data and the resulting heat-transfer characteristics of air and moistur
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
15 October 2015

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