Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 201
BuildSimHub provides a cloud-based energy model management platform and a variety of modeling toolset to streamline and automate modeling cycles for businesses who focus on building sustainability, saving up to 70% modeling time and cost.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Other
Commercial, Residential, Industrial
Last Software Update: 17 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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We make it easier and faster to transform building operations data into improvements that save money, enhance sustainability, & drive employee productivity.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

Ratings

1
Average: 1 (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
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 25 January 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (10 votes)

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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
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 13 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

Ratings

1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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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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e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 August 2018

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1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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Utility bill tracking and management database with manual bill entry or flat file/EDI import. Optional interface to A/P for bill payment.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 21 October 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

3.333335
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

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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:
09 October 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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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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Track, compare, target and evaluate the energy efficiency performance of your estate with advanced weather analytics and comparison benchmarking.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
  4. Building Energy Monitoring
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations for up to 500 Zones!!
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 November 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 31 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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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
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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0
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CAEPIPE performs linear and non-linear, static and dynamic pipe stress calculations for piping systems of any complexity, in any industry.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Other
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 22 June 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 October 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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Create standardized building energy benchmarks based on building type, energy intensity, and location.
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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Make Better Energy Decisions Using Your Data. A smart energy platform to help you quickly and easily automate analysing energy data.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
  4. Building Energy Benchmarking
  5. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial, Industrial, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 29 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
29 January 2019

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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FloorspaceJS is a free, open-source, and cross-platform 2D floor-plan editor. Implemented in JavaScript and operating on a custom JSON schema, FloorspaceJS can run standalone in a browser or be embedded into applications.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 14 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is a powerful, in-depth suite of building performance analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  4. Code Compliance
  5. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 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
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, District Scale
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

Ratings

4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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:
26 August 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
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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. Building Automation
  2. Building Energy Monitoring
  3. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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:
21 September 2018

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GARD Analytics, Inc. offers modeling, support and development services for EnergyPlus and related tools. GARD has been involved with EnergyPlus development, support, and training since 1999, and building energy modeling since the 1980s.
  1. Support Services
  2. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
12 September 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 23 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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City Building Energy Saver (CityBES) is a web-based data and computing platform for energy modeling and analysis of buildings at urban scale.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 28 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
28 December 2018

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Group of CYPE programs for thermal and energy analysis of buildings. The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the OPEN BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 January 2013
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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REM/Design™ is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. REM/Design™ calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 600 North American cities.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Residential
Last Software Update: 25 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2018

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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. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 16 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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