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SEMERGY® is a Web-based building optimization system that supports the planning of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment projects.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial
Last Software Update: 28 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 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
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12 September 2018

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Provides the average underground enclosure (room) and entrance tower air temperatures under the given climatic, soil and room thermal load conditions.
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
22 June 2019

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Multi-parameter optimization program that works with all text-based building energy simulation programs, including EnergyPlus and TRNSYS.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 08 December 2011
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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ESBO (Early Stage Building Optimization) is a simulation tool for building design optimization based on EQUA’s building performance software IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE).
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 05 December 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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Do psychrometric calculations in MS Excel
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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Comfort and Weather Analysis tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g. heating, natural ventilation, cooling, etc.) for 24 hour and day time operating spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is an easy-to-use yet sophisticated Windows-based software tool designed for use within weatherization-type programs to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures for mobile homes.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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The ECBC App is a handy mobile/tablet application for building energy professionals.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 07 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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
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28 December 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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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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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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Designed for Commercial Real Estate investors and subsequent stakeholders, arbn estates provides a singular source for managing energy performance and MEES compliance across large and diverse property portfolios. A database for EPC’s and fully integrated with our arbn consult platform, arbn estates
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 13 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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ENERWIN PRO© is a Windows-based hourly energy simulation model for evaluating whole-building energy performance and peak loads. The program features an interactive graphical interface for input and output and a built-in weather database for 4777 cities..
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 04 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Global climate data atlas and database containing more than 1200 stations
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 07 January 2014
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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Adtek Energy Analyzer performs energy comparisons of up to 4 different HVAC systems.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Raw heating and cooling degree days, and temperature data API from UK and Worldwide weather stations.This service is available as an annual or monthly subscription or software / reporting integration for individual Weather Stations or for all UK Stations.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

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Simulation model of a building HVAC mechanical system plus HVAC controls, the building shell, the heating/cooling plant, and energy management and control system algorithms.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
31 August 2020

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MODEN is a software that simulates different (heterogeneous) energy systems (heating, electricity, hydraulic and others) with 1 ms time step or unlimited life-time preformation simulation.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 15 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Energy analysis program used to determine the compliance of a building to Canada's Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) 1997.
  1. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

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Energy Model Quality Check tool takes the Energy simulation software input and output files as input and generates instant reports on energy model quality of the building as per ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G standards.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Smart Energy is a robust state-of-the-art web based energy analysis and thermal load simulation tool that uses the EnergyPlus engine. It was developed by ISHRAE & Sarla Systems.
  1. Load Calculations
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
14 December 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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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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See how much energy and money and carbon you can save by making various design or remodeling changes to your home with this free new easy-to-use program. You can draw in the floor plan of your own house, then click and drag your windows to their correct location.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Residential
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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AET is a Windows 10 App for quick energy use evaluations of commercial or residential buildings, and can be used by homeowners as well as students, archictects and engineers. Included is a built-in weather database for over 2000 cities worldwide.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 05 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
07 August 2018

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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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Adtek AccuLoad is Quick and easy to use ACCA Approved Manual-J Residential Load Calculation program.
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
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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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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UcanPsi is a gratis software for calculating 2D and 3D thermal bridges. U-values for windows and doors can also be calculated. Heat flows, temperatures, isotherms and isoflows can be obtained. The program is validated according to ISO 10211 and ISO 10077.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 14 July 2017
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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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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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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CAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST, the popular U.S. building energy simulation software.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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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:
17 June 2019

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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