Tools and methods to optimize building according to energy, daylight and thermal comfort.
EFRI PULSE - Web application to simulate building energy and airflow (CFD).
Automated translation and thermal zoning of digital building models for energy analysis. This tool is not available.
Archsim - Energy Modeling component for Grasshopper. I have not used this myself but it looks promising.
MOBO- A new free generic optimization tool that looks extremly useful. It can be found at www.ibpsa-nordic....
jEPlus+EA - A very interesting tool to optimize buildings with Energyplus.
SkyHelios - A free tool to calculate sky factors. I have not used it.
Real-Time Weather Converter - Tool to generate EPW and IDA weather files from real time weather data.
Sustain - Experimental software. Very promising but not released.
Theseus-Fe - Detailed thermal and comfort simulation. I have no idea about pricing but I guess it costs a fortune like Radtherm.
umi - Tool for urban area optimization.
Skuggmax- Generates shadow range images and solar path charts from Sketchup models. Not possble to buy right now.
Calumen II - Program to calculate glass properties for Saint Gobain windows. Can be found at exprover.saint-go...
Climate Consultant - A tool to visualize weather files in EPW-format. It can be found at www.energy-design...