Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 198
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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The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) is a living data dictionary for building energy data. It facilitates the exchange of information on building characteristics and energy use.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 02 November 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2018

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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 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Home Energy Score is DOE's program for rating a home's physical assets, it's envelope, lighting, HVAC, and water heating systems; controlling for occupancy, use, and weather. Home Energy Score produces a 1-10 score along with a list of recommended cost-effective upgrades.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 27 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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The Physibel software is a set of 1D/2D/3D steady state and transient heat transfer simulation programs: BISCO, TRISCO, SOLIDO, BISTRA, VOLTRA, CAPSOL, GLASTA
  1. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 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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An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 21 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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Traditional CFD packages are notoriously difficult to use as they are used to analyse a wide range of problems. Ambiens 2D is different. Ambiens 2D is a CFD package with a very specific purpose – modelling airflow in buildings, and as a result, it’s incredibly user friendly.
  1. Air Flow Simulation
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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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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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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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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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1 to 25 room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for buildings accommodating heat dissipating equipment and/or people. Cooling and heating or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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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BEAVER is a building energy simulation program that provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. It interfaces with the Air conditioning Load Estimation program CAMEL thereby saving time with re-entering the building construction details and internal loads.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2018

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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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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

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4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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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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The main content of portal is a set of computing web applications (programs) for the construction industry, especially in the field of energy and building physics. Most DEKSOFT programs have been developed specifically for use in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 20 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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The National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) 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 single-family, site-built homes and small multifamily 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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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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TRACE 700 Chiller Plant Analyzer software saves time by allowing easy plant configuration comparisons with a detailed wizard.
  1. Life Cycle Analysis
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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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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CAMEL is one of the leading air conditioning load estimation and psychometrics programs available. It operates in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and has comprehensive copy and paste capability and detailed on screen Help
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Heat Map Generator Tool is to help visualize Building Energy Simulation output in more meaningful manner. It helps in visualising any one or more variables for a specific range of time.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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PsyCalc® is an electronic psychrometric calcultion tool that operates over a wide range of temperatures, moisture content and pressures. With two inputs, psychrometric properties and pressure, PsyCalc® returns eleven key properties.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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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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Ground Loop Design (GLD) is a software tool for designing and optimizing ground source heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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Learn eQUEST quickly and efficiently.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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Refrigeration Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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Pleiades is a powerful user-friendly software environment for building eco-design. It is provides dynamic energy simulations (COMFIE), daylighting and natural ventilation simulations, regulations compliance, HVAC sizing and consumption, etc.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Life Cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 10 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
24 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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Working with lots of data can get messy. The Maalka Platform is there to guide your organization along automated workflows to ensure that data across your portfolio is accurate and up-to-date, buildings are progressing towards goals, and participants are fully engaged.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  4. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  5. Building Energy Benchmarking
Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 20 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Use TRACE Load 700 software - the building and load design modules of TRACE 700, Trane Air Conditioning Economics - to evaluate the effect of building orientation, size, shape, and mass based on hourly weather data and the resulting heat-transfer characteristics of air and moisture.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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IMAC Assistant tool can be useful to determine neutral temperature set points with acceptability limits for naturally ventilated, mix mode and air-conditioned spaces for different types of commercial buildings specific to the Indian context.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 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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