Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 200
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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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
Last Software Update: 01 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Tas is an industry-leading building modelling and simulation tool, capable of performing fast dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings, and allows designers to accurately simulate daylighting and predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occu
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 17 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
23 January 2019

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The SEED Platform™ makes it easy to manage and share data on the energy performance of buildings.
  1. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 04 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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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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Energinet Management Software for large and small companies. Only software with certification in accordance with ISO 50001 by TUV in Europe. Customers in 14 countries, easy to configure, cost effective and easy to use on all platforms.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Monitoring
Last Software Update: 17 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products
  1. Code Compliance
  2. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 10 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2018

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A Radiance-based, Free and Open Source SketchUp extension for quickly and easily performing lighting analysis
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 25 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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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BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems
  1. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 25 June 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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FineGREEN is a BIM simulation environment that combines the Building Information Modeling power and user friendliness of the 3D Building interface, with the reliability and accuracy of the EnergyPlus(R) calculation engine.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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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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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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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 04 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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CAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST, the popular U.S. building energy simulation software.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 05 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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A customizable and simple building energy analysis tool, which may be used to facilitate ASHRAE Level 1 or 2 audits, and/or to explore how different measures impact energy performance.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 30 January 2013
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Graphical tool that enables sizing of natural ventilation openings based on the Loop Equation Design Method.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Air Flow Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 13 March 2012
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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ESP-r is a whole building energy simulation program for integrated modelling of building energy performance. The primary application of the program is to support researchers undertaking detailed studies.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 31 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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. Other
Last Software Update: 13 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 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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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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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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Energy Hippo provides the premier energy management application for multi-user, multi-permission environments. The internet-based software platform integrates disparate processes, energy management systems, and equipment into an enterprise-wide network for monitoring and controlling energy assets.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 15 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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COMFEN is a tool designed to support the systematic evaluation of alternative fenestration systems for project-specific commercial building applications.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 29 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
02 November 2018

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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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Radiance is a suite of programs for the analysis and visualization of lighting and daylighting in design. Mainly developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under DOE funding. Additional development and contributions sponsored by ISE in Germany and EPFL & HSLU in Switzerland.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 18 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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Simulation models for finned-tube heat exchangers with refrigerant circuitry optimization
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
20 September 2018

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Hippo CMMS is powerful user friendly maintenance management solution. It's an effective tool to streamline work orders, preventive maintenance, manage assets and inventory in facilities.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Life Cycle Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 16 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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:
20 September 2018

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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1 to 25 room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for buildings accommodating heat dissipating equipment and/or people. Cooling and heating or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software.
  1. Lighting Simulation
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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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BACnet Explorer is the easiest way to discover your BACnet devices and objects. It’s available for a free download.
  1. Building Automation
  2. Building Energy Monitoring
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 30 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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City Building Energy Saver (CityBES) is a web-based data and computing platform for energy modeling and analysis of buildings at urban scale.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 28 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
28 December 2018

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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

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Make Better Energy Decisions Using Your Data. A smart energy platform to help you quickly and easily automate analysing energy data.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 29 January 2019
Last Entry Update:
29 January 2019

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Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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