Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 203
The Hancock Energy Efficiency Cloud is a suite of apps used to manage C&I, lighting, ASHRAE Level I and II energy audits.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 31 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 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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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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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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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 22 March 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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Make Better Energy Decisions Using Your Data. A smart energy platform to help you quickly and easily automate analysing energy data.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
  4. Building Energy Benchmarking
  5. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial, Industrial, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 29 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
29 January 2019

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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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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epwmap is an interactive map for EPW weather files.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 September 2018

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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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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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BACnet Device Simulator simulates all the devices and all the object types of devices in the network. It allows developers and system integrator to configure, monitor and issue service commands to accessible physical and virtual devices on the network
  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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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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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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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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REM/Design™ is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. REM/Design™ calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 600 North American cities.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
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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LightStanza is a dynamic start-to-finish tool that helps users optimize their daylighting strategies and comply with industry certifications and energy efficiency for green building, as well as inhabitants’ well-being within spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 23 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 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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Group of CYPE programs for thermal and energy analysis of buildings. The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the OPEN BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (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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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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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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Looplink PRO is simple, powerful, web-based ground loop design software you can use for just $50/month. Specifically engineered for commercial geothermal designers, LoopLink PRO can handle projects from simple single building block loads all the way up to multi-building/multi-zone campuses.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 16 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Perform faster home energy audits. Achieve better conversion rates. Produce accurate results and deliver beautiful reports every time. Snugg Pro is a cloud-based auditing and sales tool for home performance professionals.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 23 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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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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GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner STAR – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD BIM as a Building Energy Model (BEM).
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 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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UrbaSun is a software to compute solar radiation in urban areas.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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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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BSIMAC's three main functions are: (a) calculation of the cooling/heating loads and the required capacities of HVAC equipment, (b) annual energy simulation of the building and HVAC equipment, and (c) calculation of the expected room (space) temperatures with no cooling or heating on summer and
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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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DEXMA Platform, is an AI-powered solution, cloud-based and integrated with 100+ metering / sensoring data-sources.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  4. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 10 February 2019
Last Entry Update:
11 May 2020

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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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PRIMERO-Comfort is based on the dynamic simulation program EnergyPlus software for the evaluation and optimization of thermal comfort and the resulting cooling energy demand in a single room.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Ratings and Certificates
  4. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 26 July 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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The OnGrid Tool helps PV solar energy companies create effective finanical presentations for their prospects.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 August 2018

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The SEED Platform™ makes it easy to manage and share data on the energy performance of buildings.
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Portfolio Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 04 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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