Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 198
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TRANSOL is a TRNSYS based modeler for solar thermal systems.
  1. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 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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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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Detailed energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support is limited.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Residential
Last Software Update: 03 August 2011
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:
24 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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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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