Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 201
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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FloorspaceJS is a free, open-source, and cross-platform 2D floor-plan editor. Implemented in JavaScript and operating on a custom JSON schema, FloorspaceJS can run standalone in a browser or be embedded into applications.
  1. Other
Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 14 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 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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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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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

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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ESBO (Early Stage Building Optimization) is a simulation tool for building design optimization based on EQUA’s building performance software IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE).
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 05 December 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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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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GARD Analytics, Inc. offers modeling, support and development services for EnergyPlus and related tools. GARD has been involved with EnergyPlus development, support, and training since 1999, and building energy modeling since the 1980s.
  1. Support Services
  2. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
12 September 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

Ratings

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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City Building Energy Saver (CityBES) is a web-based data and computing platform for energy modeling and analysis of buildings at urban scale.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family, Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
Last Software Update: 28 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
28 December 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

Ratings

4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 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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DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Commercial, Residential
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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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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

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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

Ratings

1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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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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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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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

Ratings

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Designed for Commercial Real Estate investors and subsequent stakeholders, arbn estates provides a singular source for managing energy performance and MEES compliance across large and diverse property portfolios. A database for EPC’s and fully integrated with our arbn consult platform, arbn estates
  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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National free web-based for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Ratings and Certificates
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Commercial
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
17 June 2019

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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