Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 204
Calculates temperature distributions, heat flows and (optionally) vapor diffusion flows in building structures - particularly those with thermal heat bridges
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 19 May 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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A program to help consumers and builders pick the most energy-efficient and cost-effective window for a given application.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Subsystem Level, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
20 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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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:
28 December 2018

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5
Average: 5 (8 votes)

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CxAuthority is FREE commissioning software to ensure projects are done right!
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Other
Commercial
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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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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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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Dynamic energy simulation tool
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Perform detailed calculations for a new piping network to determine required pipe sizes, the critical path in the system for pump sizing, valve pressure drops, and the effects of elevation change.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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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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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Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 19 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (3 votes)

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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
30 April 2019

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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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RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 30 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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EnExPlan is a powerful and intuitive do-it-yourself energy saving software for building owners and managers with medium to large portfolios of buildings.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 10 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Occupancy Simulator is a web-based App that simulates occupant presence and movement in a building using the Markov-chain model.
  1. Other
Commercial
Last Software Update: 28 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
28 December 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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cove.tool is redefining energy modeling and parametric optimization by building smarter, more accurate models in a tenth of the time. Using automation for tedious tasks cuts time and cost, leaving the creative part to you.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
  4. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 17 May 2019
Last Entry Update:
17 May 2019

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BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems
  1. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 25 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Cooling Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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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Software for design of vertical borehole-type ground loop heat exchangers used in geothermal heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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LoopLink RLC is powerful, web-based residential/light commercial geothermal design software that allows you to quickly and easily design loopfields for multiple zone, multiple heat pump geothermal systems from anywhere.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 21 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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THERM is a two-dimensional conduction heat-transfer analysis program based on the finite-element method, which can model the complicated geometries of building products.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 08 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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A commercial EPC based energy report. Taking the data file behind any commercial EPC, we can generate a fully costed improvement report, detailing carbon, cost and energy savings potential and impact on the resulting energy rating.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial
Last Software Update: 10 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
20 August 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

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3.666665
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

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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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FREE bin-weather modeling software provide accurate energy savings and penalties within seconds through your browser.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 01 May 2019
Last Entry Update:
20 June 2019

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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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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
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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EE4 CBIP is offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency to building owners and developers for the design and construction of new commercial and institutional buildings that use 25% less energy than similar buildings built to the requirements of the Model National Energy Co
  1. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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From data collection, to measure analysis, to reporting - OptiMiser Commercial puts the entire audit cycle at your fingertips, eliminating hours of spreadsheet manipulation and report preparation.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial
Last Software Update: 01 March 2017
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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Urbawind is a software to compute wind effects in urban areas - Urban design - Energy efficiency
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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TRACE™ 700 is an award-winning design-and-analysis software program that helps HVAC professionals optimize the design of a building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system based on energy utilization and life-cycle cost.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Life Cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Life Cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 22 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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