Building Energy Software Tools
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Software Listing

Total Listed Programs: 181
HVAC Noise Source-Path-Receiver Acoustical Analysis program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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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 and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 26 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (5 votes)

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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 and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (2 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 and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (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
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (4 votes)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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

Ratings

4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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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. Energy Conservation Measures
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 25 January 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4.166665
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

3
Average: 3 (2 votes)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 31 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Design air handing, airflow, hydronic, domestic waste and vent along with steam systems
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 26 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator™ automates daylight requirement checking for building rooms via status checks of daylight area ratios within your BIM model.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
  1. Ratings and Certificates
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 22 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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BEAVER is a building energy simulation program that provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. It interfaces with the Air conditioning Load Estimation program CAMEL thereby saving time with re-entering the building construction details and internal loads.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0
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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is an easy-to-use yet sophisticated Windows-based software tool designed for use within weatherization-type programs to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures for mobile homes.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Radiance is a suite of programs for the analysis and visualization of lighting and daylighting in design. Mainly developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under DOE funding. Additional development and contributions sponsored by ISE in Germany and EPFL & HSLU in Switzerland.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 18 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 03 August 2011
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Refrigeration Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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The OnGrid Tool helps PV solar energy companies create effective finanical presentations for their prospects.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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The National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) is an easy-to-use yet sophisticated Windows-based software tool designed for use within weatherization-type programs to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures for single-family, site-built homes and small multifamily homes.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Cooling Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 January 2013
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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