Building Energy Software Tools
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Most Reviewed Software

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

Ratings

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:
25 January 2018

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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:
12 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:
27 October 2017

Ratings

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:
23 March 2016

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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:
22 August 2017

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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:
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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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:
16 July 2018

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5

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Cooling Load Calculation Software
  1. Load Calculations
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
25 March 2016

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0

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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. Support Services
  2. Training Services
Last Software Update: 06 February 2018
Last Entry Update:
12 July 2018

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0

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epwmap is an interactive map for EPW weather files.
  1. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Last Software Update: 03 December 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 November 2017

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0

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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:
07 July 2017

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0

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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:
22 November 2017

Ratings

5

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

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2

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BACnet Device Simulator simulates all the devices and all the object types of devices in the network. It allows developers and system integrator to configure, monitor and issue service commands to accessible physical and virtual devices on the network
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 19 October 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 December 2017

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0

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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

Ratings

5

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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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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
  2. Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
05 October 2015

Ratings

5

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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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Home Energy Score is DOE's program for rating a home's physical assets, it's envelope, lighting, HVAC, and water heating systems; controlling for occupancy, use, and weather. Home Energy Score produces a 1-10 score along with a list of recommended cost-effective upgrades.
  1. Energy Conservation Measures
  2. Ratings and Certificates
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 27 October 2017
Last Entry Update:
10 November 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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Traditional CFD packages are notoriously difficult to use as they are used to analyse a wide range of problems. Ambiens 2D is different. Ambiens 2D is a CFD package with a very specific purpose – modelling airflow in buildings, and as a result, it’s incredibly user friendly.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 24 May 2018
Last Entry Update:
24 May 2018

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0

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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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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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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:
26 April 2016

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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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Adtek AccuComm Commercial HVAC Load Calculations
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 12 November 2016
Last Entry Update:
27 October 2017

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0

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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:
26 May 2017

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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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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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In this OpenStudio tutorial, you will walk through the creation of a building from start to finish, just like it is done in the "real world". There is no faster nor more cost effective way to get started with OpenStudio and EnergyPlus
  1. Training Services
Last Software Update: 12 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
10 July 2018

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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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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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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

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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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Looplink PRO is simple, powerful, web-based ground loop design software you can use for just $50/month. Specifically engineered for commercial geothermal designers, LoopLink PRO can handle projects from simple single building block loads all the way up to multi-building/multi-zone campuses.
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 16 September 2016
Last Entry Update:
22 September 2016

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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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