Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 200
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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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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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: 10 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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

Ratings

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

Ratings

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

Ratings

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

4.333335

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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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BEAVER is a building energy simulation program that provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. It interfaces with the Air conditioning Load Estimation program CAMEL thereby saving time with re-entering the building construction details and internal loads.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

Ratings

5

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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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0

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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:
25 August 2018

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0

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Honeybee connects Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation.The Honeybee project intends to make many of the features of these simulation tools available in a parametric way.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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Learn eQUEST quickly and efficiently.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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0

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CAMEL is one of the leading air conditioning load estimation and psychometrics programs available. It operates in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and has comprehensive copy and paste capability and detailed on screen Help
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 23 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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0

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CBECC-Com (California Building Energy Code Compliance) is an open source project that may be used by Code Agencies, Rating Authorities, or Utility Programs in the development of energy codes, standards, or efficiency programs.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 18 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2018

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0

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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

Ratings

5

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SimScale - Engineering Simulation in your browser
  1. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 12 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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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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0

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We make it easier and faster to transform building operations data into improvements that save money, enhance sustainability, & drive employee productivity.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Monitoring
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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1

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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

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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:
20 September 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 22 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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3

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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
Last Software Update: 05 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
07 August 2018

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0

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Calculates temperature distributions, heat flows and (optionally) vapor diffusion flows in building structures - particularly those with thermal heat bridges
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 19 May 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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0

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GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
05 January 2019

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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
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2018

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Adtek Energy Analyzer performs energy comparisons of up to 4 different HVAC systems.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 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
Last Software Update: 06 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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

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2.333335

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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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Multi-city Comfort and Weather Comparison tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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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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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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Finite element simulation software with built in geometry builder and mesher integrated in a user friendly environment.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 15 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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