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Total Listed Softwares: 203
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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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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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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The nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 05 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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GARD Analytics, Inc. offers modeling, support and development services for EnergyPlus and related tools. GARD has been involved with EnergyPlus development, support, and training since 1999, and building energy modeling since the 1980s.
  1. Support Services
  2. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 September 2018
Last Entry Update:
12 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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MODEN is a software that simulates different (heterogeneous) energy systems (heating, electricity, hydraulic and others) with 1 ms time step or unlimited life-time preformation simulation.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 15 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
23 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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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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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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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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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. Other
Last Software Update: 17 June 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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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:
24 September 2018

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3

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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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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. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5

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SEMERGY® is a Web-based building optimization system that supports the planning of energy-efficient construction and refurbishment projects.
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 28 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Simulation model of a building HVAC mechanical system plus HVAC controls, the building shell, the heating/cooling plant, and energy management and control system algorithms.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
23 September 2018

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UcanPsi is a gratis software for calculating 2D and 3D thermal bridges. U-values for windows and doors can also be calculated. Heat flows, temperatures, isotherms and isoflows can be obtained. The program is validated according to ISO 10211 and ISO 10077.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 14 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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ESBO (Early Stage Building Optimization) is a simulation tool for building design optimization based on EQUA’s building performance software IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE).
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 05 December 2016
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Raw heating and cooling degree days, and temperature data API from UK and Worldwide weather stations.This service is available as an annual or monthly subscription or software / reporting integration for individual Weather Stations or for all UK Stations.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 12 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
08 September 2018

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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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Designed for Commercial Real Estate investors and subsequent stakeholders, arbn estates provides a singular source for managing energy performance and MEES compliance across large and diverse property portfolios. A database for EPC’s and fully integrated with our arbn consult platform, arbn estates
  1. Building Energy Auditing
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 13 August 2018
Last Entry Update:
19 September 2018

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Green Building Studio® (GBS) is Autodesk’s core whole building energy simulation engine, and powers the energy analysis for Autodesk Insight 360, Autodesk Revit, and Autodesk FormIt 360.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 14 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5

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Smart Energy is a robust state-of-the-art web based energy analysis and thermal load simulation tool that uses the EnergyPlus engine. It was developed by ISHRAE & Sarla Systems.
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 14 December 2018
Last Entry Update:
14 December 2018

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The ECBC App is a handy mobile/tablet application for building energy professionals.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 07 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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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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:
24 September 2018

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1

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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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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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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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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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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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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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TRNSYS - a component based transient simulation package.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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ResStock is a statistically robust methodology and toolkit for modeling the energy use of residential building stocks and the impacts of energy conservation measures (ECMs) on those stocks.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 10 November 2018
Last Entry Update:
10 November 2018

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Energy Model Quality Check tool takes the Energy simulation software input and output files as input and generates instant reports on energy model quality of the building as per ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G standards.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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Dynamic energy simulation tool
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 21 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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5

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National free web-based for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
17 June 2019

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gEnergy brings building simulation to the cloud, using all the features of EnergyPlus on the web, accessible any time, any where.
  1. Whole Building Energy Simulation
Last Software Update: 06 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
24 September 2018

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