Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 203
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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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

1.5
Average: 1.5 (2 votes)

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
09 October 2018

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Energy Grader is your online calculator to get your accurate energy savings potential for your building or project.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.
  1. Other
Commercial
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
09 April 2019

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0
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demand response assessment, commercial buildings, demand responsive,
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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0
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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:
11 October 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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eCurv is a leading provider of demand management software services.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Automation
  4. Building Energy Auditing
  5. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial
Last Software Update: 03 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  4. Parametrics and Optimization
  5. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, District Scale
Last Software Update: 17 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
23 January 2019

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We offer hourly support services for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE) under the hood of CBECC-Res. We are a team of energy modelers and programmers with many years of experience providing support, training, and software tools for EnergyPlus.
  1. Support Services
Last Software Update: 16 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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BSim Follow the external link to BSim for additional description of this tool and ordering.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 10 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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. 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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Hippo CMMS is powerful user friendly maintenance management solution. It's an effective tool to streamline work orders, preventive maintenance, manage assets and inventory in facilities.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Life Cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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TOP-Energy - The Energy Efficiency Software
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (5 votes)

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The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) is a living data dictionary for building energy data. It facilitates the exchange of information on building characteristics and energy use.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 02 November 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Home Energy Score is DOE's program for rating a home's physical assets, it's envelope, lighting, HVAC, and water heating systems; controlling for occupancy, use, and weather. Home Energy Score produces a 1-10 score along with a list of recommended cost-effective upgrades.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 27 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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Is your building energy efficient? This building energy performance tool by Lucid, ENERGY STAR & the DOE will tell you in seconds. Try it today!
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
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
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 18 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (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
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Traditional CFD packages are notoriously difficult to use as they are used to analyse a wide range of problems. Ambiens 2D is different. Ambiens 2D is a CFD package with a very specific purpose – modelling airflow in buildings, and as a result, it’s incredibly user friendly.
  1. Air Flow Simulation
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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Graphical tool that enables sizing of natural ventilation openings based on the Loop Equation Design Method.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 13 March 2012
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Simulation software reinvented for the web. SimScale offers CFD, FEA, and thermal simulation software transformed from a desktop application into an online platform.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Air Flow Simulation
  4. Support Services
  5. Training Services
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 08 August 2019
Last Entry Update:
09 August 2019

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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 and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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AGI32 is a three-dimensional lighting design and rendering program for electric lighting and daylight analysis. The software can produce predictive lighting system calculations simultaneously with accurate visualizations for any application of electric lighting and/or daylighting.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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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
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, District Scale
Last Software Update: 13 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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: 29 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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COMFEN is a tool designed to support the systematic evaluation of alternative fenestration systems for project-specific commercial building applications.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Lighting Simulation
Subsystem Level, Commercial
Last Software Update: 29 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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Developed to help designers accurately model the sound level reaching building tenant's ears, the Trane Acoustics Program (TAP) "projects" equipment sound power data through the surroundings (e.g., floors, ductwork, walls), to estimate the sound level that will be heard.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 13 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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REM/Rate™ is a user-friendly, sophisticated, residential energy analysis, code compliance and Home Energy Rating (HERS®) software developed specifically for the needs of HERS® Providers and Home Energy Raters.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Residential
Last Software Update: 25 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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