Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 43
National free web-based for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Ratings and Certificates
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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

4.333335
Average: 4.3 (9 votes)

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COMFEN India is a simple single-zone facade analysis tool for commercial building based on EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engine developed for Indian context.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Code Compliance
Subsystem Level, Commercial
Last Software Update: 18 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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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

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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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:
28 August 2018

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EffiBEM offers support and training for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. Training can be in-person or online, in English or French, and can be customized to suit your specific needs.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 06 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
06 September 2018

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EffiBEM offers support and debugging for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. This can be done via email, chat, or phone, in English or French.
  1. Support Services
Last Software Update: 12 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
06 September 2018

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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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Tas (http://www.edsltas.com) 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,
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
20 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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Simergy is a building modeling platform used to create models and then predict their performance using several simulation engines.Current simulation engines include EnergyPlus, Radiance, and the CBECC building code compliance engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
  4. Energy Conservation Measures
  5. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 19 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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CBECC-Com (California Building Energy Code Compliance) is an open source project that may be used by Code Agencies, Rating Authorities, or Utility Programs in the development of energy codes, standards, or efficiency programs.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 18 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2018

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Euclid is a free and open-source extension for SketchUp that makes it easy to create and modify the geometry inputs for building energy models.
  1. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 09 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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Modelkit (formerly called Params) is a free and open-source, cross-platform framework for parametric modeling.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 16 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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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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AERCalc calculates the EPc and EPh (Energy Performance for heating and cooling) values for window attachments as specified by the AERC (Attachments Energy Rating Council)
  1. Ratings and Certificates
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 26 March 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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ResStock is a statistically robust methodology and toolkit for modeling the energy use of residential building stocks and the impacts of energy conservation measures (ECMs) on those stocks.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Residential, Portfolio Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 10 November 2018
Last Entry Update:
10 November 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
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

Ratings

3.666665
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

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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, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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EFEN is an energy analysis tool which uses EnergyPlus simulation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 12 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Commercial
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (8 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
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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EP-Quick creates input files for many different buildings using built in templates for the shape and zone layout.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 02 January 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 September 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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  4. Lighting Simulation
  5. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 September 2017
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

Ratings

4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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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. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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gEnergy brings building simulation to the cloud, using all the features of EnergyPlus on the web, accessible any time, any where.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Sefaira Systems produces high-quality HVAC sizing and energy results directly from architectural Revit and SketchUp models, enabling users to rapidly compare design options and respond to architectural changes quicker than ever before.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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Parametric analysis is often used for exploring design options and identifying the relationship between design parameters and performance.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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EDAPT (Energy Design Assistance Program Tracker) is a design-assistance project and program management and reporting portal intended for managers of large portfolios of energy-efficiency projects that use energy modeling.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 31 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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Insight 360 empowers architects and integrated teams with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
  4. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 22 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Green Building Studio® (GBS) is Autodesk’s core whole building energy simulation engine, and powers the energy analysis for Autodesk Insight 360, Autodesk Revit, and Autodesk FormIt 360.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Life cycle analysis tool can be your at hand utility to evaluate the life cycle cost of projects and the payback period for renewable energy equipments, if any, as well.
  1. Life Cycle Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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SPOT Pro™ is a premier daylighting design and analysis software with two main functions: analyzing the daylighting performance of a given space and optimizing photosensor-based electric lighting control system savings in the presence of daylight.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 19 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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