Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 198
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  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 13 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 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
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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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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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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Smart Energy is a robust state-of-the-art web based energy analysis and thermal load simulation tool that uses the EnergyPlus engine. It was developed by ISHRAE & Sarla Systems.
  1. Load Calculations
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
14 December 2018

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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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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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Accelerad is a free suite of programs for fast and accurate lighting and daylighting analysis and visualization. Accelerad maintains compatibility with Radiance file formats and commands while running at speeds up to forty times faster using GPU acceleration.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 10 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 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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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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AET is a Windows 10 App for quick energy use evaluations of commercial or residential buildings, and can be used by homeowners as well as students, archictects and engineers. Included is a built-in weather database for over 2000 cities worldwide.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 05 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
07 August 2018

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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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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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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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OptiMiser is the next generation of professional energy audit software, combining industry-leading accuracy with streamlined workflow and compelling reports. Connect to any backend system or use OptiMiser's building performance CRM and Project Management System.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Residential
Last Software Update: 07 March 2017
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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Measurabl is sustainability reporting software built to help you collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. You can effortlessly collect utility, waste and travel data, create and e-File financial-grade reports on demand, and analyze sustainability KPIs to make improvements.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 24 February 2016
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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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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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
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Simulation models for finned-tube heat exchangers with refrigerant circuitry optimization
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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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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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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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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Hancock’s HEAT Energy Audit Tool is an energy auditing app for the iPad that energy models single family and manufactured homes. HEAT works offline, disconnected from the internet, enabling you to weatherize in remote areas.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Residential
Last Software Update: 21 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Energy Suite: Energy Cost Calculator for Buildings is an energy cost calculator that allows you to assess the energy demand for a simple building and calculate annual energy costs.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 01 July 2015
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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ECOCITIES® supports operators of building portfolios (building groups) in deciding how budget can be used most effectively to align the energy efficiency of their real estate to required political, economic and environmental objectives.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 14 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
20 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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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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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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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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A versatile system design tool and an energy simulation tool in one package, Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Multi-city Comfort and Weather Comparison tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g.
  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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EnergyPeriscope is designed to speed up and enhance the sales process. Easily crunch the numbers, generate professional sales proposal materials, and manage your sales activities. Model and quote: PV, solar thermal, energy storage, energy efficiency, wind turbines.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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BACnet Stack is perfect starting point for OEMs. We have ready BACnet stack for both MSTP and IP also.
  1. Building Automation
  2. Building Energy Monitoring
  3. Other
Commercial, Industrial
Last Software Update: 13 May 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Meteonorm is a climate database delivering typical meteorological years for any site.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 24 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 August 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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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