Building Energy Software Tools
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Most Reviewed Software

Total Listed Softwares: 155
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
  2. Parametrics & Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 December 2015

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Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.
  1. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 19 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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5

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Urbawind is a software to compute wind effects in urban areas - Urban design - Energy efficiency
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 February 2016

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BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 25 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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PRIMERO-Comfort is based on the dynamic simulation program EnergyPlus software for the evaluation and optimization of thermal comfort and the resulting cooling energy demand in a single room.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 July 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 August 2016

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Perform faster home energy audits. Achieve better conversion rates. Produce accurate results and deliver beautiful reports every time. Snugg Pro is a cloud-based auditing and sales tool for home performance professionals.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 23 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 October 2015

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4.5

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GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner STAR – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD BIM as a Building Energy Model (BEM).
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 March 2017

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Energy analysis program used to determine the compliance of a building to Canada's Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) 1997.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
05 October 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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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 & Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 29 January 2006
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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No longer supported due to new CA regulations.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2015

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EDAPT (Energy Design Assistance Program Tracker) is a design-assistance project and program management and reporting portal intended for managers of large portfolios of energy-efficiency projects that use energy modeling.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 31 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 December 2015

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Do psychrometric calculations in MS Excel
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
02 October 2015

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0

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A Radiance-based, Free and Open Source SketchUp extension for quickly and easily performing lighting analysis
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 25 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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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:
07 November 2015

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3

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Quick and Easy to Use! Adtek AccuDuct ACCA Approved Manual-D Duct Design Program.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
11 November 2016

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0

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Adtek Energy Analyzer performs energy comparisons of up to 4 different HVAC systems.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
12 November 2016

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0

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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

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Track, compare, target and evaluate the energy efficiency performance of your estate with advanced weather analytics and comparison benchmarking.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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0

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The OnGrid Tool helps PV solar energy companies create effective finanical presentations for their prospects.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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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
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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0

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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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0

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Software for design of vertical borehole-type ground loop heat exchangers used in geothermal heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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ESP-r is a whole building energy simulation program for integrated modelling of building energy performance. The primary application of the program is to support researchers undertaking detailed studies.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 31 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
16 March 2016

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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

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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:
31 October 2016

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5

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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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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 & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 07 March 2017
Last Entry Update:
07 March 2017

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0

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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

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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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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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Multi-parameter optimization program that works with all text-based building energy simulation programs, including EnergyPlus and TRNSYS.
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
Last Software Update: 08 December 2011
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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Energinet Management Software for large and small companies. Only software with certification in accordance with ISO 50001 by TUV in Europe. Customers in 14 countries, easy to configure, cost effective and easy to use on all platforms.
  1. Utility Bill & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

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Simulation model of a building HVAC mechanical system plus HVAC controls, the building shell, the heating/cooling plant, and energy management and control system algorithms.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. Parametrics & Optimization
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Solar & Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
22 March 2016

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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

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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
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 November 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 & Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data & Climate Analysis
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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Tas is an industry-leading building modelling and simulation tool, capable of performing fast dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings, and allows designers to accurately simulate daylighting and predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occu
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 29 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2016

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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:
06 October 2015

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