Building Energy Software Tools
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Most Reviewed Software

Total Listed Softwares: 185
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
Last Software Update: 06 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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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:
18 July 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
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
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

4.166665

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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:
28 August 2018

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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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

4

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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:
28 August 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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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:
12 September 2018

Ratings

3.666665

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www.pipeflow.com - Pipe Flow Expert Software for pipe system design with fluid flow and pressure drop calculations.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 02 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

Ratings

5

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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Online software for domestic public school districts (see EnergyCAP Enterprise and Express for other organizations) that need straightforward utility bill tracking, energy management reports and calculation of the cost avoidance attributable to energy management activities.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 13 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Cooling Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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Accelerad is a free suite of programs for fast and accurate lighting and daylighting analysis and visualization. Accelerad maintains compatibility with Radiance file formats and commands while running at speeds up to forty times faster using GPU acceleration.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 May 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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Software for design of vertical borehole-type ground loop heat exchangers used in geothermal heat pump systems.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 09 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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0

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A commercial EPC based energy report. Taking the data file behind any commercial EPC, we can generate a fully costed improvement report, detailing carbon, cost and energy savings potential and impact on the resulting energy rating.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
20 August 2018

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0

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Energy Grader is your online calculator to get your accurate energy savings potential for your building or project.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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0

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An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 21 April 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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The Hancock Energy Efficiency Cloud is a suite of apps used to manage C&I, lighting, ASHRAE Level I and II energy audits.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Code Compliance
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 31 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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0

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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: 26 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2018

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5

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) 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 mobile 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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IMAC Assistant tool can be useful to determine neutral temperature set points with acceptability limits for naturally ventilated, mix mode and air-conditioned spaces for different types of commercial buildings specific to the Indian context.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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0

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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

5

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Global climate data atlas and database containing more than 1200 stations
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 07 January 2014
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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
Last Software Update: 14 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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4

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SaaS based electrical engineering software designs entire power distribution in a building. 3 inputs (load kVA, load type, & number of poles) for 300 NEC compliant outputs. Saves 40%+ design time and 7%+ energy use. Instantaneous changes up/downstream. Cov'd US Patent #7,636,650.
  1. Detailed Component Simulation
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 17 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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0

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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:
04 August 2018

Ratings

3

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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
Last Software Update: 01 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 23 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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4.5

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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Is your building energy efficient? This building energy performance tool by Lucid, ENERGY STAR & the DOE will tell you in seconds. Try it today!
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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TOP-Energy - The Energy Efficiency Software
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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EE4 CBIP is offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency to building owners and developers for the design and construction of new commercial and institutional buildings that use 25% less energy than similar buildings built to the requirements of the Model National Energy Co
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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National free web-based for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 August 2018

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0

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epwmap is an interactive map for EPW weather files.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
29 August 2018

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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
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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4

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We offer hourly support services for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, and the California Simulation Engine (CSE) under the hood of CBECC-Res. We are a team of energy modelers and programmers with many years of experience providing support, training, and software tools for EnergyPlus.
  1. Support Services
Last Software Update: 16 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2018

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