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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.

Capabilities:

Lighting Simulation

Building Type:

Subsystem Level

Last Software Update:

May 10, 2017
COMFEN India is a simple single-zone facade analysis tool for commercial building based on EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engine developed for Indian context. COMFEN India can be used to evaluate a range of façade configurations to understand the impact of design variables on building performance.

Capabilities:

Parametrics and Optimization, Code Compliance

Building Type:

Subsystem Level, Commercial

Last Software Update:

March 18, 2016
Designing supply duct systems can be tedious... it involves time consuming calculations and requires assumptions about fitting size and performance. VariTrane Duct Designer streamlines this task and improves calculation precision, allowing you to optimize your designs from fan to diffuser and be more productive!

Capabilities:

HVAC System Selection and Sizing, Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level

Last Software Update:

September 21, 2012
DesignBuilder provides advanced building performance simulation tools that minimize modelling time and maximize productivity. From BIM to fully-integrated performance analysis including: energy and comfort, heating/cooling loads, ASHRAE90.1/LEED credits, HVAC, daylighting, cost, design optimization and CFD. Our high-productivity tools are quick and easy to learn and use.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Load Calculations, Parametrics and Optimization, Ratings and Certificates, Air Flow Simulation

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family

Last Software Update:

January 25, 2018
Finite element simulation software with built in geometry builder and mesher integrated in a user friendly environment. It is designed to solve Stationary, Time dependent, Periodic, and eigenvalue searching problems in various fields from simple linear structural mechanics to Semiconductor physics and Quantum transport. Can be used to simulate photo-voltaic or opto-electronic devices.

Capabilities:

Parametrics and Optimization, Air Flow Simulation, Solar and Photovoltaic Analysis, Other

Building Type:

Subsystem Level

Last Software Update:

February 15, 2018
Utility bill tracking and management database with manual bill entry or flat file/EDI import. Optional interface to A/P for bill payment. ENERGY STAR® automated data submittal, workflow system for user-defined bill approval processes, automatic bill auditing system, correct "to-the-penny" rate schedules, interval data tracking and analysis, tracking of production (or any other independent variables), greenhouse gas emissions tracking, cost avoidance calculations (measurement and verification [M&V]), submeter tracking, virtual meter formulas, tenant rebilling, weather normalization, calendarization, and more.

Capabilities:

Utility Bill and Meter Data Analysis, Building Energy Benchmarking, Other

Building Type:

Portfolio Scale

Last Software Update:

September 21, 2014
Sefaira offers the industry’s only software for real-time Performance Based Design. This allows design professionals to understand the daylighting, comfort and energy performance of their designs, so that they can create better and higher performing buildings with lower capital and operating costs. Sefaira offers both SketchUp and Revit realtime plugins, as well as web apps for deeper comparative and parametric analysis by architects.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Parametrics and Optimization, Lighting Simulation

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family

Last Software Update:

January 21, 2015
GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner STAR – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD BIM as a Building Energy Model (BEM).

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, HVAC System Selection and Sizing, Code Compliance, Ratings and Certificates, Weather Data and Climate Analysis

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family

Last Software Update:

April 6, 2016
EnExPlan is a powerful and intuitive do-it-yourself energy saving software for building owners and managers with medium to large portfolios of buildings.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Load Calculations, Energy Conservation Measures

Building Type:

Portfolio Scale

Last Software Update:

October 10, 2015
Honeybee connects Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation.The Honeybee project intends to make many of the features of these simulation tools available in a parametric way. You need to have Ladybug installed in order to run Honeybee.

Capabilities:

Whole Building Energy Simulation, Parametrics and Optimization, Lighting Simulation

Building Type:

Commercial, Residential, Multi Family

Last Software Update:

November 9, 2015