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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

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4
Average: 4 (10 votes)

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Accelerad is a free suite of programs for fast and accurate lighting and daylighting analysis and visualization. Accelerad maintains compatibility with Radiance file formats and commands while running at speeds up to forty times faster using GPU acceleration.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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:
20 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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A Radiance-based, Free and Open Source SketchUp extension for quickly and easily performing lighting analysis
  1. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 25 October 2017
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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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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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: 21 September 2020
Last Entry Update:
20 October 2020

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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: 28 February 2021
Last Entry Update:
10 March 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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