Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 204
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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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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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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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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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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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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The REopt™ Lite web tool allows commercial building managers to evaluate the economic viability of grid-connected PV, wind, and battery storage at a site, identify system sizes and battery dispatch strategies to minimize energy costs, and estimate how long a system can sustain critical load during a
  1. Other
Commercial, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 10 May 2019
Last Entry Update:
09 October 2019

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EDGE is a green buildings platform that includes a green building standard, a software application, and a certification program for more than 130 countries.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Ratings and Certificates
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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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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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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:
23 September 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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Perform weather normalized utility bill analysis to assess energy project impact irrespective of weather
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Commercial
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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EffiBEM offers support and training for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. Training can be in-person or online, in English or French, and can be customized to suit your specific needs.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 06 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
06 September 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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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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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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