Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 183
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. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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4.166665

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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:
18 July 2018

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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: 10 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 19 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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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 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Assembly U-factor Calculator is used to calculate wall and roof construction thermal transmittance or thermal Conductance (U - Factor).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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The HVAC ResLoad-J app for the iPad is an ACCA-approved HVAC cooling and heating load calculation app. It performs peak cooling and heating load calcs per ACCA Manual J8 for both residential and lighting commercial buildings.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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In this OpenStudio tutorial, you will walk through the creation of a building from start to finish, just like it is done in the "real world". There is no faster nor more cost effective way to get started with OpenStudio and EnergyPlus
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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EnExPlan is a powerful and intuitive do-it-yourself energy saving software for building owners and managers with medium to large portfolios of buildings.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 10 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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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
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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TRNSYS - a component based transient simulation package.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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4.5

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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 and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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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 and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Calculates detailed HVAC load reports for heating, cooling and airflow capacities. Based on ASHRAE algorithms, you are assured of accurate results and valid designs
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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The tool includes the evaluation of the application of complex glazing system such as laser cut panels (LCP) and provides outputs regarding availability of daylight in spaces using EnergyPlus.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 13 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Energy Hippo provides the premier energy management application for multi-user, multi-permission environments. The internet-based software platform integrates disparate processes, energy management systems, and equipment into an enterprise-wide network for monitoring and controlling energy assets.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 15 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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The main content of portal is a set of computing web applications (programs) for the construction industry, especially in the field of energy and building physics. Most DEKSOFT programs have been developed specifically for use in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 20 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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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: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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No longer supported due to new CA regulations.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 21 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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BACnet Explorer is the easiest way to discover your BACnet devices and objects. It’s available for a free download.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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OpenStudio is an open-source SDK (software development kit) for building energy simulation.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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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
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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 and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 13 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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