Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 166
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. Model Input Calibration
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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5

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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. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
23 March 2016

Ratings

4

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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
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 August 2017

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5

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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
Last Software Update: 21 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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5

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Tool for evaluation: energy efficiency ( electricity, wáter, fuel oil, etc...), CO2, H2O, Savings, abatement curves in Buildings of Institutions (Health Care, University, Army Forces, School, Government, etc.)
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 January 2017

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 08 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2017

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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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. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 March 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 28 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 October 2017

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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:
23 March 2016

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3

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The tool includes the evaluation of the application of complex glazing system such as laser cut panels (LCP) and provides outputs regarding availability of daylight in spaces using EnergyPlus.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Detailed Envelope Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 13 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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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. Lighting Simulation
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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3

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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:
27 October 2017

Ratings

5

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Xinaps Daylight Ratio Evaluator™ automates daylight requirement checking for building rooms via status checks of daylight area ratios within your BIM model.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 April 2016

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0

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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:
06 October 2015

Ratings

5

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Adtek AccuComm Commercial HVAC Load Calculations
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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Evaluation of environmental impacts of buildings using life cycle assessment
  1. Ratings and Certificates
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 October 2015

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5

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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. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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The National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) is an easy-to-use yet sophisticated Windows-based software tool designed for use within weatherization-type programs to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures for single-family, site-built homes and small multifamily homes.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
30 October 2015

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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
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
13 August 2017

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THERM is a two-dimensional conduction heat-transfer analysis program based on the finite-element method, which can model the complicated geometries of building products.
  1. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 08 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
14 November 2017

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eQUEST® is a widely used, time-proven whole building energy performance design tool.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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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 Auditing
Last Software Update: 24 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 February 2016

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 July 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 November 2017

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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. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
03 October 2015

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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:
18 November 2017

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2017

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5

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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
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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Simplified energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support no longer available.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 29 January 2006
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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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:
18 December 2015

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Energy Grader is your online calculator to get your accurate energy savings potential for your building or project.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
07 April 2016

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Dynamic energy simulation tool
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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5

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Quick and Easy to Use! Adtek AccuDuct ACCA Approved Manual-D Duct Design Program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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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. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
10 October 2015

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Refrigeration Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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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 Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 03 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
24 July 2017

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The nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. US Department of Energy (DOE) amir.roth@ee.doe.gov 202.287.1694 http://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-modeling
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 November 2015

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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. Indoor Air Quality Simulation
  3. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
01 February 2016

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