Tools and methods to optimize building according to energy, daylight and thermal comfort.
Sefaira Energy Analysis Tool - This is one of the most promising tools to optimize buildings in early stages. It uses Radiance, EnergyPlus and an internal calculation engine to simulate energy, comfort and daylight.
Building Optimization, Calculation Engine, Radiance Energyplus, Optimize Buildings, Promising Tools
Sefaira Energy Analysis Tool
Mr.Comfy - Grasshopper component to visualize building simulation results in Rhino.
Climate Nature Mapping, Simulations Gs, Building Simulation, Rhino Plugins, Spatial Mapping
Spatial mapping of cooling energy, heating energy rate and zone mean air temperatures
Space color map of energy metrics & radiant temperatures
Automated translation and thermal zoning of digital building models for energy analysis. This tool is not available.
Tools Greenbuilding, Building Science, Digital Building, Simulations Gs, Building Optimization, Simulation Tools, Building Models, Building Energy Simulation, Automated Translation
Archsim - Energy Modeling component for Grasshopper. I have not used this myself but it looks promising.
Modeling Component, Architecture Caad, Archsim Energy, 3D Design, Rhino News, Energy Modeling
Rhino News, etc.: Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper
Thermal Comfort Tool for ASHRAE-55 - A web tool to calculate comfort.
Building, Architectural Models, Ashrae 55, Confort Humano, Architect Stuff
CBE Thermal Comfort Tool for ASHRAE-55 useful for very standard HVAC controlled buildings
CBE Thermal Comfort Tool for ASHRAE-55
Comfort Tool for ASHRAE-55
Real-Time Weather Converter - Tool to generate EPW and IDA weather files from real time weather data.
Planning Inspirations, Urban Planning, Inspirations Principles, Sustainable Design, Ida Weather
Real-Time Weather Converter. This is useful if you need a weather file for Scandinavia.
Building Optimization - My blog.
Building Optimization, M Arch Thesis, Conceptual Stages, Physics Tools, Simulation Methods, Optimization Simulation
Building Optimization | Simulation methods in conceptual stages
Theseus-Fe - Detailed thermal and comfort simulation. I have no idea about pricing but I guess it costs a fortune like Radtherm.