Building Energy Software Tools
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Total Listed Softwares: 181
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:
21 October 2015

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5

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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
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
  3. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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5

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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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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

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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:
26 October 2017

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5

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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

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5

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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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DL-Light is the software suite developed by De Luminæ to help the evaluation of the intake and distribution of natural light in architectural and urban spaces. It calculates Daylight Factor, Luminous Autonomy, BREEAM requirements, Sun Exposure and Sky View Factor.
  1. Lighting Simulation
Last Software Update: 13 August 2017
Last Entry Update:
13 August 2017

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5

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FineHVAC is a powerful BIM application that integrates drawings & calculations within an intelligent, AutoCAD®-like environment.
  1. Load Calculations
  2. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 20 December 2017
Last Entry Update:
20 December 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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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

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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:
17 November 2017

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5

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TRNSYS - a component based transient simulation package.
  1. Whole-building Energy Simulation
  2. Parametrics and Optimization
  3. Detailed Component Simulation
Last Software Update: 15 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
18 July 2016

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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. Model Input Calibration
  3. Energy Conservation Measures
Last Software Update: 01 October 2015
Last Entry Update:
06 October 2015

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2

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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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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
  2. Lighting Simulation
  3. Other
Last Software Update: 12 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
14 April 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
  2. Building Energy Auditing
  3. Building Energy Benchmarking
Last Software Update: 17 March 2016
Last Entry Update:
07 April 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:
22 November 2017

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5

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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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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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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:
22 March 2016

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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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No longer supported due to new CA regulations.
  1. Other
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
04 October 2015

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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:
14 December 2017

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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:
28 November 2017

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0

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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
  2. Detailed Envelope Simulation
Last Software Update: 08 July 2017
Last Entry Update:
07 July 2017

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0

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Simulation models for finned-tube heat exchangers with refrigerant circuitry optimization
  1. HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Last Software Update: 30 September 2015
Last Entry Update:
23 October 2015

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pMAP is business software for managing facility and capital project acceptance testing. It goes beyond the usual simple commissioning software to provide the user with detailed equipment specifications as well as managing signatories and issue logs.
  1. Life-cycle Analysis
  2. Other
Last Software Update: 03 January 2016
Last Entry Update:
04 January 2016

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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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Do psychrometric calculations in MS Excel
  1. Load Calculations
  2. Weather Data and Climate Analysis
  3. Building Energy Auditing
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
02 October 2015

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0

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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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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:
18 November 2017

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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

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4

Reviews 1

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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:
10 October 2015

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Life cycle analysis tool can be your at hand utility to evaluate the life cycle cost of projects and the payback period for renewable energy equipments, if any, as well.
  1. Life-cycle Analysis
  2. Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis
Last Software Update: 26 April 2016
Last Entry Update:
18 November 2017

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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:
06 November 2017

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ENER-WIN© is a Windows-based hourly energy simulation model for evaluating whole-building energy performance. The program features an interactive graphical interface for input and output. The simulation model uses algorithms that permit hour-by-hour energy calculations in minimal time.
  1. Code Compliance
Last Software Update: 30 June 2010
Last Entry Update:
16 April 2018

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3

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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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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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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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