Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 205
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

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5

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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: 03 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
12 June 2019

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0

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Detailed energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support is limited.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 03 August 2011
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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4

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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:
24 September 2018

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0

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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

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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:
26 August 2018

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5

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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
Last Software Update: 25 January 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

4

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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
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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4

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We offer training workshops for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE). We have trained hundreds of new and experienced users in the intricacies of these tools in workshops at US and international locations.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 07 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
11 October 2018

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5

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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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0

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LoopLink RLC is powerful, web-based residential/light commercial geothermal design software that allows you to quickly and easily design loopfields for multiple zone, multiple heat pump geothermal systems from anywhere.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 21 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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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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0

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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
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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PsyCalc® is an electronic psychrometric calcultion tool that operates over a wide range of temperatures, moisture content and pressures. With two inputs, psychrometric properties and pressure, PsyCalc® returns eleven key properties.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

Ratings

2.333335

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The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) is a living data dictionary for building energy data. It facilitates the exchange of information on building characteristics and energy use.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 02 November 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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0

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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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0

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Refrigeration Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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0

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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. Other
Last Software Update: 08 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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0

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REM/Design™ is developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind. REM/Design™ calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 600 North American cities.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 25 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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0

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Use TRACE Load 700 software - the building and load design modules of TRACE 700, Trane Air Conditioning Economics - to evaluate the effect of building orientation, size, shape, and mass based on hourly weather data and the resulting heat-transfer characteristics of air and moisture.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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0

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Home Energy Score is DOE's program for rating a home's physical assets, it's envelope, lighting, HVAC, and water heating systems; controlling for occupancy, use, and weather. Home Energy Score produces a 1-10 score along with a list of recommended cost-effective upgrades.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 27 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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0

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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:
09 October 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 14 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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0

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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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0

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Adtek AccuLoad is Quick and easy to use ACCA Approved Manual-J Residential Load Calculation program.
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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0

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BuildSimHub provides a cloud-based energy model management platform and a variety of modeling toolset to streamline and automate modeling cycles for businesses who focus on building sustainability, saving up to 70% modeling time and cost.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 17 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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5

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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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0

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

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5

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Create standardized building energy benchmarks based on building type, energy intensity, and location.
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 20 June 2019
Last Entry Update:
26 June 2019

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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
Last Software Update: 04 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Perform detailed calculations for a new piping network to determine required pipe sizes, the critical path in the system for pump sizing, valve pressure drops, and the effects of elevation change.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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4

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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:
29 August 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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0

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Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 19 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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5

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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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SPOT Pro™ is a premier daylighting design and analysis software with two main functions: analyzing the daylighting performance of a given space and optimizing photosensor-based electric lighting control system savings in the presence of daylight.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 19 April 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
Last Software Update: 27 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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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
Last Software Update: 07 March 2017
Last Entry Update:
17 September 2018

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