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LightStanza is a dynamic start-to-finish tool that helps users optimize their daylighting strategies and comply with industry certifications and energy efficiency for green building, as well as inhabitants’ well-being within spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Lighting Simulation
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 23 February 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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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

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Group of CYPE programs for thermal and energy analysis of buildings. The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the OPEN BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
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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The REopt™ Lite web tool allows commercial building managers to evaluate the economic viability of grid-connected PV, wind, and battery storage at a site, identify system sizes and battery dispatch strategies to minimize energy costs, and determine resilience in a grid outage.
  1. Other
Commercial, Multi Family
Last Software Update: 26 February 2020
Last Entry Update:
23 June 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 01 January 2020
Last Entry Update:
14 January 2020

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Perform weather normalized utility bill analysis to assess energy project impact irrespective of weather
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Commercial
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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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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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 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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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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e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 25 November 2019
Last Entry Update:
21 January 2020

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1
Average: 1 (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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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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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: 28 February 2021
Last Entry Update:
10 March 2021

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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CxAuthority is FREE commissioning software to ensure projects are done right!
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Other
Commercial
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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