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Building Energy Software Tools (BEST) directory


The Building Energy Software Tools (BEST) directory provides information on hundreds of building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings.

The energy tools listed in this directory include:

  • databases,
  • spreadsheets,
  • component and systems analyses,
  • whole-building energy performance simulation programs.

A short description is provided for each tool along with other information including expertise required, users, audience, input, output, computer platforms, programming language, strengths, weaknesses, technical contact, and availability.

Access the Building Energy Software Tools (BEST) directory.