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Tools and methods to optimize building according to energy, daylight and thermal comfort.
Psi Therm - Affordable 2 and 3D thermal bridge software.
LISA - Finite element analysis package for Windows
Mr.Comfy - Grasshopper component to visualize building simulation results in Rhino.
blueCFD-AIR - A very promising CFD-tool for Buildings. Includes plugins for Revit and Sketchup.
Honeybee - Connects Grasshopper to EnergyPlus and Radiance.
EFRI PULSE - Web application to simulate building energy and airflow (CFD).
Lightsolve - Interesting daylight tool.
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.
Thermal Comfort Tool for ASHRAE-55 - A web tool to calculate comfort.
MOBO- A new free generic optimization tool that looks extremly useful. It can be found at www.ibpsa-nordic....
Dhour - This is a Grasshopper visualizing tool for hourly data.
jEPlus+EA - A very interesting tool to optimize buildings with Energyplus.
SkyHelios - A free tool to calculate sky factors. I have not used it.
andrewmarsh.com - Blog from the creator of Ecotect. The child is his son.
Real-Time Weather Converter - Tool to generate EPW and IDA weather files from real time weather data.
Building Optimization - My blog.
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.
Heliodon 2 - Teaching tool for solar radiation. It can be found at www.heliodon.net/...
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...