Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Programs: 163
QwickLoad Residential & Commercial HVAC Load Calculations for up to 500 Zones!!
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 June 2016

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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HVAC Noise Source-Path-Receiver Acoustical Analysis program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 June 2016

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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:
29 August 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 02 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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A smart energy report for anywhere on the planet, all you need is a smartphone and your energy bill. In less than a minute you can see where you're using energy most and potential waste areas. We will even help set you on the path to a more sustainable energy footprint.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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DIAL+ is a very intuitive suite of tools dealing with the optimization of energy loads on the room scale.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 October 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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e-Bench™ has an impressive range of functionality that includes targeting and monitoring, invoice reconciliation, management reporting, carbon emission tracking & reporting, continuous commissioning, benchmarking and simulation.
Last Software Update: 02 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
02 February 2015

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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 03 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 December 2015

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2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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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
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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Parametric analysis is often used for exploring design options and identifying the relationship between design parameters and performance.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 16 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 October 2015

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1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

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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:
16 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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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
Last Software Update: 15 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 March 2016

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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:
16 March 2016

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Design air handing, airflow, hydronic, domestic waste and vent along with steam systems
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 26 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 February 2016

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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 23 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
01 March 2016

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Engineering software suite for buildings which calculates structural elements by carrying out the analysis, design, check, as well as providing the technical drawings for the structural project, (Record Engineer) of the elements that have been defined.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 15 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
15 March 2016

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
22 March 2016

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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
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
07 April 2016

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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 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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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
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 April 2016

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

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 2015

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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:
22 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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The Physibel software is a set of 1D/2D/3D steady state and transient heat transfer simulation programs: BISCO, TRISCO, SOLIDO, BISTRA, VOLTRA, CAPSOL, GLASTA
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of air-to-air 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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 20 July 2013
Last Entry Update:
02 February 2017

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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
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
13 December 2015

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Psychrometric Analysis Design Suite with Weather Data!
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 15 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
28 August 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Energy analysis program used to determine the compliance of a building to Canada's Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) 1997.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

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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

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
30 October 2015

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 18 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
17 November 2015

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Detailed energy analysis for homes and low-rise residential buildings. Free. User support is limited.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 03 August 2011
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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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
Last Software Update: 29 July 2015
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2016

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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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The OnGrid Tool helps PV solar energy companies create effective finanical presentations for their prospects.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
12 October 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
Last Software Update: 10 February 2012
Last Entry Update:
30 October 2015

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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:
05 October 2015

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Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
25 August 2017

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Solar Calculator is an application that calculates the 24 hour energy requirement of a household and based upon that calculates the number of solar panels and batteries required by the solar system.

Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
18 June 2015

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