Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 183
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:
27 October 2017

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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:
19 November 2017

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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:
27 October 2017

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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: 08 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
26 January 2017

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0

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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

Ratings

4

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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. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 10 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
22 August 2017

Ratings

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:
02 January 2017

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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:
26 December 2017

Ratings

4

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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:
25 January 2018

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4.166665

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DEXCell Energy Manager is a Cloud-based energy management solution that gives users real-time visibility of their entire energy usage constellation – regardless of distribution, complexity or size – so they can leverage data to identify and prioritize savings opportunities.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 23 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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0

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Easy Accountax is online cloud based accounting software. Whether you are a small business, an individual or an Accountant, Easy accountax is the ideal solution. Don’t spend a fortune buying the expensive solutions from big industry players. Provide a one-stop solution for you.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 20 April 2018
Last Entry Update:
11 May 2018

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0

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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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
16 December 2015

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0

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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:
26 April 2016

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0

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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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 25 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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0

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Utility bill tracking and management database with manual bill entry or flat file/EDI import. Optional interface to A/P for bill payment.
  1. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Building Energy Benchmarking
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 21 October 2014
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

Ratings

4.5

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Quick and Easy to Use! Adtek AccuDuct ACCA Approved Manual-D Duct Design Program.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 11 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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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:
01 March 2018

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0

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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. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 12 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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0

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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:
27 October 2017

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0

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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:
26 October 2017

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1

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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:
06 October 2015

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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 November 2017

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0

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Urbawind is a software to compute wind effects in urban areas - Urban design - Energy efficiency
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 26 February 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 November 2017

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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. Code Compliance
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 01 June 2017
Last Entry Update:
21 July 2017

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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:
01 June 2016

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5

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PRIMERO-Comfort is based on the dynamic simulation program EnergyPlus software for the evaluation and optimization of thermal comfort and the resulting cooling energy demand in a single room.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 July 2016
Last Entry Update:
24 November 2017

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

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0

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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:
12 October 2015

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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:
19 November 2017

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5

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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:
21 November 2017

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0

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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 09 November 2015
Last Entry Update:
21 December 2015

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0

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EDAPT (Energy Design Assistance Program Tracker) is a design-assistance project and program management and reporting portal intended for managers of large portfolios of energy-efficiency projects that use energy modeling.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 31 March 2015
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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Calculates temperature distributions, heat flows and (optionally) vapor diffusion flows in building structures - particularly those with thermal heat bridges
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Ratings and Certificates
Last Software Update: 19 May 2016
Last Entry Update:
17 August 2016

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0

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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:
14 February 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:
12 April 2018

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0

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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. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
19 April 2018

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0

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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:
20 December 2017

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5

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EffiBEM offers support and training for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. Training can be in-person or online, in English or French, and can be customized to suit your specific needs.
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 06 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
07 February 2018

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0

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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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0

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N++ is a building energy modeling interface from ExpertApp based on the latest version of the EnergyPlus whole-building energy simulation engine (V8.3).
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Parametrics and Optimization
Last Software Update: 12 December 2014
Last Entry Update:
26 October 2017

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