Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 181
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
  2. Model Input Calibration
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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5

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Tool for evaluation: energy efficiency ( electricity, wáter, fuel oil, etc...), CO2, H2O, Savings, abatement curves in Buildings of Institutions (Health Care, University, Army Forces, School, Government, etc.)
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 January 2017

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0

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Detailed energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support is limited.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 03 August 2011
Last Entry Update:
26 December 2017

Ratings

4

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DesignBuilder provides advanced building performance simulation tools that minimize modelling time and maximize productivity.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 25 January 2018
Last Entry Update:
25 January 2018

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4.166665

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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:
27 October 2017

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5

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 08 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2017

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0

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We offer training workshops for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE). We have trained hundreds of new and experienced users in the intricacies of these tools in workshops at US and international locations.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 07 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 November 2017

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5

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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:
23 March 2016

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4

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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:
22 August 2017

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5

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Best ENERGY APP For Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owners. Adoption by leading architecture firms indicates high demand for saving money on green buildings. Now you can run energy models and optimize your designs for the highest performance and least cost.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Life-cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 28 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
28 November 2017

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0

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Energy Grader is your online calculator to get your accurate energy savings potential for your building or project.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
07 April 2016

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0

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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:
27 October 2017

Ratings

5

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The Hancock Energy Efficiency Cloud is a suite of apps used to manage C&I, lighting, ASHRAE Level I and II energy audits.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 31 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
05 November 2016

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0

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EnergyPeriscope is designed to speed up and enhance the sales process. Easily crunch the numbers, generate professional sales proposal materials, and manage your sales activities. Model and quote: PV, solar thermal, energy storage, energy efficiency, wind turbines.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 November 2017

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0

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2017

Ratings

5

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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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0

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Simplified energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support no longer available.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 29 January 2006
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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0

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DL-Light is the software suite developed by De Luminæ to help the evaluation of the intake and distribution of natural light in architectural and urban spaces. It calculates Daylight Factor, Luminous Autonomy, BREEAM requirements, Sun Exposure and Sky View Factor.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
13 August 2017

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5

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See how much energy and money and carbon you can save by making various design or remodeling changes to your home with this free new easy-to-use program. You can draw in the floor plan of your own house, then click and drag your windows to their correct location.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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0

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Meteonorm is a climate database delivering typical meteorological years for any site.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 24 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 December 2015

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0

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TRANSOL is a TRNSYS based modeler for solar thermal systems.
  1. Detailed Component Simulation
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
20 November 2017

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0

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Learn eQUEST quickly and efficiently.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Detailed Envelope Simulation
  3. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
12 April 2018

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0

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SaaS based electrical engineering software designs entire power distribution in a building. 3 inputs (load kVA, load type, & number of poles) for 300 NEC compliant outputs. Saves 40%+ design time and 7%+ energy use. Instantaneous changes up/downstream. Cov'd US Patent #7,636,650.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 17 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 June 2016

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0

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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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0

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Energy Suite: Energy Cost Calculator for Buildings is an energy cost calculator that allows you to assess the energy demand for a simple building and calculate annual energy costs.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 01 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
30 October 2017

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0

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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 and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
10 October 2015

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0

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Refrigeration Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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0

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OptiMiser is the next generation of professional energy audit software, combining industry-leading accuracy with streamlined workflow and compelling reports. Connect to any backend system or use OptiMiser's building performance CRM and Project Management System.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Model Input Calibration
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 07 March 2017
Last Entry Update:
07 March 2017

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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) amir.roth@ee.doe.gov 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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BSim Follow the external link to BSim for additional description of this tool and ordering.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
01 February 2016

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Heat Map Generator Tool is to help visualize Building Energy Simulation output in more meaningful manner. It helps in visualising any one or more variables for a specific range of time.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2017

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0

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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 and Optimization
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 14 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 February 2016

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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:
22 November 2017

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5

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BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems
  1. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 25 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 November 2017

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BACnet Device Simulator simulates all the devices and all the object types of devices in the network. It allows developers and system integrator to configure, monitor and issue service commands to accessible physical and virtual devices on the network
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Electrical System Simulation
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 December 2017

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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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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of 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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
09 February 2018

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CAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST, the popular U.S. building energy simulation software.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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0

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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:
23 March 2016

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4

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eCurv is a leading provider of demand management software services.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 03 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
24 July 2017

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