Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 16
Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 November 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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demand response assessment, commercial buildings, demand responsive,
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 November 2017

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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 September 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 November 2017

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4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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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
Last Software Update: 09 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 November 2017

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

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OpenStudio is an open-source SDK (software development kit) for building energy simulation.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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5
Average: 5 (8 votes)

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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:
18 November 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 November 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

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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:
26 October 2017

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N++ is a building energy modeling interface from ExpertApp based on the latest version of the EnergyPlus whole-building energy simulation engine (V8.3).
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 12 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 October 2017

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Honeybee connects Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation.The Honeybee project intends to make many of the features of these simulation tools available in a parametric way.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 22 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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FineGREEN is a BIM simulation environment that combines the Building Information Modeling power and user friendliness of the 3D Building interface, with the reliability and accuracy of the EnergyPlus(R) calculation engine.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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