Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 204
e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 25 November 2019
Last Entry Update:
21 January 2020

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The nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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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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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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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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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
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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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Energy Hippo provides the premier energy management application for multi-user, multi-permission environments. The internet-based software platform integrates disparate processes, energy management systems, and equipment into an enterprise-wide network for monitoring and controlling energy assets.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 15 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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

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5
Average: 5 (5 votes)

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SaaS based electrical engineering software designs entire power distribution in a building. 3 inputs (load kVA, load type, & number of poles) for 300 NEC compliant outputs. Saves 40%+ design time and 7%+ energy use. Instantaneous changes up/downstream. Cov'd US Patent #7,636,650.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 17 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 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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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Air Flow Simulation
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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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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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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Manage your device “things” remotely, whether it is a smart meter or any IP enabled device that produces data that can be monetized. Adapted to your crucial to success its efficient remote management of the device assets.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 04 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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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Designing supply duct systems can be tedious... it involves time consuming calculations and requires assumptions about fitting size and performance.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Green Building is a model-based energy simulation software based on Modelica standard for building energy systems. The Green Building model library includes energy system components like buildings, usage behavior, heat/power/cooling facilities, grids and e-mobility.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 27 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 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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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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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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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 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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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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This program is an engineering calculator designed to help engineers calculate air properties, mixed air properties, fluid properties, refrigerant properties, refrigerant line sizing, and contains a ductulator.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
27 August 2018

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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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 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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QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations for up to 500 Zones!!
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 November 2018

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5
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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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5
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Learn TRACE 700 quickly and efficiently with the step by step video tutorials
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
29 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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Track, compare, target and evaluate the energy efficiency performance of your estate with advanced weather analytics and comparison benchmarking.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
  4. Building Energy Monitoring
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 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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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 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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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: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 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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TRNSYS - a component based transient simulation package.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, District Scale
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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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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