Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 198
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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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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Lesosai allows the calculation of environmental impacts of the energy consumption, taking into account the energy used in the building, but also the building's construction materials (Life Cycle Impacts Analysis / Environmental Assessment).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Life Cycle Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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eQUEST® is a widely used, time-proven whole building energy performance design tool.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Adtek AccuComm Commercial HVAC Load Calculations
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Life cycle analysis tool can be your at hand utility to evaluate the life cycle cost of projects and the payback period for renewable energy equipments, if any, as well.
  1. Life Cycle Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Sefaira Systems produces high-quality HVAC sizing and energy results directly from architectural Revit and SketchUp models, enabling users to rapidly compare design options and respond to architectural changes quicker than ever before.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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demand response assessment, commercial buildings, demand responsive,
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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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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Tas is an industry-leading building modelling and simulation tool, capable of performing fast dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings, and allows designers to accurately simulate daylighting and predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occu
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  4. Parametrics and Optimization
  5. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial, District Scale
Last Software Update: 17 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
23 January 2019

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Assembly U-factor Calculator is used to calculate wall and roof construction thermal transmittance or thermal Conductance (U - Factor).
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Life Cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Subsystem Level
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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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BSim Follow the external link to BSim for additional description of this tool and ordering.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 10 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Quick and Easy to Use! Adtek AccuDuct ACCA Approved Manual-D Duct Design Program.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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EDAPT (Energy Design Assistance Program Tracker) is a design-assistance project and program management and reporting portal intended for managers of large portfolios of energy-efficiency projects that use energy modeling.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 31 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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CONTAM is a multizone airflow and contaminant transport software. CONTAM 3.2 is the latest version of the software based upon the original work by James Axley and George Walton during their time at NIST.
  1. Air Flow Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Industrial
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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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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Calculates detailed HVAC load reports for heating, cooling and airflow capacities. Based on ASHRAE algorithms, you are assured of accurate results and valid designs
  1. Load Calculations
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 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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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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DL-Light is the software suite developed by De Luminæ to help the evaluation of the intake and distribution of natural light in architectural and urban spaces. It calculates Daylight Factor, Luminous Autonomy, BREEAM requirements, Sun Exposure and Sky View Factor.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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A commercial EPC based energy report. Taking the data file behind any commercial EPC, we can generate a fully costed improvement report, detailing carbon, cost and energy savings potential and impact on the resulting energy rating.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial
Last Software Update: 10 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
20 August 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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FineGREEN is a BIM simulation environment that combines the Building Information Modeling power and user friendliness of the 3D Building interface, with the reliability and accuracy of the EnergyPlus(R) calculation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (4 votes)

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Energinet Management Software for large and small companies. Only software with certification in accordance with ISO 50001 by TUV in Europe. Customers in 14 countries, easy to configure, cost effective and easy to use on all platforms.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Monitoring
  4. Other
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Energy Grader is your online calculator to get your accurate energy savings potential for your building or project.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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Average: 5 (1 vote)

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GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.
  1. Other
Commercial
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
09 April 2019

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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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We offer training workshops for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE). We have trained hundreds of new and experienced users in the intricacies of these tools in workshops at US and international locations.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 07 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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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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eCurv is a leading provider of demand management software services.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Automation
  4. Building Energy Auditing
  5. Building Energy Monitoring
Commercial
Last Software Update: 03 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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We offer hourly support services for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE) under the hood of CBECC-Res. We are a team of energy modelers and programmers with many years of experience providing support, training, and software tools for EnergyPlus.
  1. Support Services
Last Software Update: 16 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
11 October 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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BACnet Explorer is the easiest way to discover your BACnet devices and objects. It’s available for a free download.
  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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Hippo CMMS is powerful user friendly maintenance management solution. It's an effective tool to streamline work orders, preventive maintenance, manage assets and inventory in facilities.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Life Cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Commercial, Portfolio Scale
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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