Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 184
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:
18 July 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. Other
Last Software Update: 21 September 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 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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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:
18 July 2018

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4

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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:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4.166665

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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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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BACnet Explorer is the easiest way to discover your BACnet devices and objects. It’s available for a free download.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 2018

Ratings

3.666665

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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
  2. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 04 February 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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:
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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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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Finite element simulation software with built in geometry builder and mesher integrated in a user friendly environment.
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 15 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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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:
18 July 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:
18 July 2018

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0

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New solar thermal water heating systems online simulation software available in Spanish and English
  1. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Life-cycle Analysis
  3. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 22 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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0

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BACnet Stack is perfect starting point for OEMs. We have ready BACnet stack for both MSTP and IP also.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 May 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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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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:
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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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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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:
18 July 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. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 06 November 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 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. Parametrics and Optimization
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 27 August 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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5

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Graphical tool that enables sizing of natural ventilation openings based on the Loop Equation Design Method.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 13 March 2012
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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EffiBEM offers support and debugging for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. This can be done via email, chat, or phone, in English or French.
  1. Support Services
  2. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 July 2018
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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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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EnergyPlus is DOE's whole-building energy simulation engine.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 September 2017
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

Ratings

4.75

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SimScale - Engineering Simulation in your browser
  1. Air Flow Simulation
  2. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 12 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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:
18 July 2018

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4.5

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Software package for load calculation and energy and economic comparative analysis. System Analyzer permits a quick evaluation of virtually any building, system, and equipment combination.
  1. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 23 January 2009
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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Comfort and Weather Analysis tool helps to generate thermal comfort charts based on ASHRAE 55 comfort bands, outdoor weather analysis for Indian cities and operation modes (e.g. heating, natural ventilation, cooling, etc.) for 24 hour and day time operating spaces.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  2. Air Flow Simulation
Last Software Update: 01 January 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2018

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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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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:
18 July 2018

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5

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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:
18 July 2018

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0

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