IBPSA-USA

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

Capabilities:

Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level
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.

Capabilities:

Weather Data and Climate Analysis, Air Flow Simulation, Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level
Assembly U-factor Calculator is used to calculate wall and roof construction thermal transmittance or thermal Conductance (U – Factor).

Capabilities:

Load Calculations, Life Cycle Analysis, Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level
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.

Capabilities:

Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level, Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Graphically analyzed EPW climate data in dozens of different ways of particular value to designers.

Capabilities:

Weather Data and Climate Analysis

Building Type:

Working with lots of data can get messy. The Maalka Platform is there to guide your organization along automated workflows to ensure that data across your portfolio is accurate and up-to-date, buildings are progressing towards goals, and participants are fully engaged. The workflows enable your organization to deploy a range of programs developed in collaboration with industry-leaders or to develop your own custom program based on your own goals and data.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Energy Conservation Measures, Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis, Weather Data and Climate Analysis, Building Energy Benchmarking

Building Type:

Portfolio Scale, District Scale, Urban Scale
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. Industry-standard calculations published by ASHRAE’s 1991 Algorithms for HVAC Acoustics handbook are the basis for this estimate. In TAP, you can model the conditions of an HVAC system by choosing specific equipment and building component criteria. TAP will analyze the sound path and calculate the total effect for the enclosed space.

Capabilities:

Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level
Calculates detailed HVAC load reports for heating, cooling and airflow capacities. Based on ASHRAE algorithms, you are assured of accurate results and valid designs

Capabilities:

Load Calculations

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
OpenStudio is an open-source SDK (software development kit) for building energy simulation. OpenStudio greatly reduces the cost of developing end-use applications and services that exploit energy simulation by providing a large library of common helper functions for creating, querying, and transforming energy models, running simulations, and working with results. OpenStudio updates are released quarterly—the most recent version update, 1.9.0, was released 9/30/2015.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Energy Conservation Measures, Lighting Simulation

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family