Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 201
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
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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Free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 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
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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FREE bin-weather modeling software provide accurate energy savings and penalties within seconds through your browser.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  4. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 May 2019
Last Entry Update:
20 June 2019

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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
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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EP-Quick creates input files for many different buildings using built in templates for the shape and zone layout.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 02 January 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 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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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Raw heating and cooling degree days, and temperature data API from UK and Worldwide weather stations.This service is available as an annual or monthly subscription or software / reporting integration for individual Weather Stations or for all UK Stations.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
08 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
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES), intended use for small and medium office and retail buildings in California, provides energy benchmarking and three levels of retrofit analysis considering the project goal, data availability, and user experience.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 December 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (8 votes)

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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
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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EnExPlan is a powerful and intuitive do-it-yourself energy saving software for building owners and managers with medium to large portfolios of buildings.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 10 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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EFEN is an energy analysis tool which uses EnergyPlus simulation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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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
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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DesignBuilder provides advanced building performance simulation tools that minimize modelling time and maximize productivity.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 25 January 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

4
Average: 4 (10 votes)

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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
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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TRACE 700 Chiller Plant Analyzer software saves time by allowing easy plant configuration comparisons with a detailed wizard.
  1. Life Cycle Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Pleiades is a powerful user-friendly software environment for building eco-design. It is provides dynamic energy simulations (COMFIE), daylighting and natural ventilation simulations, regulations compliance, HVAC sizing and consumption, etc.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Life Cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
12 June 2019

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0
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e!Sankey is a software solution for creating appealing Sankey diagrams depicting energy flows.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 August 2018

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1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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Provides the average underground enclosure (room) and entrance tower air temperatures under the given climatic, soil and room thermal load conditions.
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
22 June 2019

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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
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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ENERWIN PRO© is a Windows-based hourly energy simulation model for evaluating whole-building energy performance and peak loads. The program features an interactive graphical interface for input and output and a built-in weather database for 4777 cities..
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 04 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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HVAC Noise Source-Path-Receiver Acoustical Analysis program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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demand response assessment, commercial buildings, demand responsive,
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 August 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
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 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
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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Utility bill tracking and management database with manual bill entry or flat file/EDI import. Optional interface to A/P for bill payment.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 21 October 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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3.333335
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

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QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations for up to 500 Zones!!
  1. Load Calculations
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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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
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 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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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
Last Software Update: 30 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
  4. Ratings and Certificates
  5. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 21 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  4. Lighting Simulation
  5. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 September 2017
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

Ratings

4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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Ground Loop Design (GLD) is a software tool for designing and optimizing ground source heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 10 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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TRANSOL is a TRNSYS based modeler for solar thermal systems.
  1. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Do psychrometric calculations in MS Excel
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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Simulation model of a building HVAC mechanical system plus HVAC controls, the building shell, the heating/cooling plant, and energy management and control system algorithms.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE) is a whole year detailed and dynamic multi-zone simulation application for the study of indoor climate as well as energy.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

3
Average: 3 (2 votes)

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