Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 201
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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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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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
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The HVAC ResLoad-J app for the iPad is an ACCA-approved HVAC cooling and heating load calculation app. It performs peak cooling and heating load calcs per ACCA Manual J8 for both residential and lighting commercial buildings.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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A customizable and simple building energy analysis tool, which may be used to facilitate ASHRAE Level 1 or 2 audits, and/or to explore how different measures impact energy performance.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 30 January 2013
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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