Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 183
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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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
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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. 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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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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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
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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

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5

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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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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
Last Software Update: 26 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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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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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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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
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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2

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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:
18 July 2018

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3

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 12 April 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
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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

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2

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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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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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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
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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epwmap is an interactive map for EPW weather files.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1 to 25 room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for buildings accommodating heat dissipating equipment and/or people. Cooling and heating or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 08 July 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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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
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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TOP-Energy - The Energy Efficiency Software
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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LightStanza is a dynamic start-to-finish tool that helps users optimize their daylighting strategies and comply with industry certifications and energy efficiency for green building, as well as inhabitants’ well-being within spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 23 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 September 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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4.75

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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
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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CAMEL is one of the leading air conditioning load estimation and psychometrics programs available. It operates in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and has comprehensive copy and paste capability and detailed on screen Help
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Looplink PRO is simple, powerful, web-based ground loop design software you can use for just $50/month. Specifically engineered for commercial geothermal designers, LoopLink PRO can handle projects from simple single building block loads all the way up to multi-building/multi-zone campuses.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 16 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 July 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
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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UrbaSun is a software to compute solar radiation in urban areas.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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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test software from mike
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 28 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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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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
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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2.333335

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