software tools for building energy simulation, commissioning,
equipment specification, and more.
- Ace Toolkit™
- three different tools help identify the forms, installation techniques, and standards relevant to building projects in California.
assists a designer in quantifying the existing or intended electric lighting and annual daylighting characteristics of a given space and to help establish the optimal photosensor placement for the space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings.
Version 4.22 now updated for Windows 7 and Excel 2007/2010.
Version 4.0 (Windows XP / Excel 2003) remains available.
- Title 24 Reference Ace™
is meant to help users navigate the Title 24, Part 6 Standards documents. The tool includes 2008 Residential and Nonresidential Standards, available online or via download. Key word search capabilities along with hyperlinked tables and related sections may make using the Standards documents easier.
- Title 24 Forms Ace™
to help industry professionals and building owners in understanding what Title 24, Part 6 forms are required for your specific project type. The forms change based on your project scope and this tool can help clarify which forms are required for permitting. The tool currently addresses additions and alteration projects only.
building energy use analysis tool which provides
professional-level results with an affordable level of
effort. This freeware tool was designed to allow you to
perform detailed analysis of today's state-of-the-art building
design technologies using today's most sophisticated building
energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive
experience in the "art" of building performance modeling. This is
accomplished by combining a building
- Commissioning Assistant™
designed to provide project-specific building commissioning information to design teams. The tool enables the user to evaluate probable commissioning cost, to identify an appropriate commissioning scope, and to access sample commissioning specifications related to their construction project.
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easy-to-use Windows™-based program that calculates the lifecycle
benefits of investments that improve building design. It analyzes
the financial benefits from buildings that reduce energy cost,
raise employee productivity, and enhance tenant satisfaction.
that helps building designers determine the optimum
skylighting strategy that will achieve maximum lighting and HVAC
energy savings for a building. This program is a Microsoft Excel™
spreadsheet application that runs on a personal computer.
- Green Building Studio®
can help architects and designers perform
whole building analysis, optimize energy efficiency, and work
toward carbon neutrality earlier in the design process. With
faster, more accurate energy analysis of building design proposals,
architects and designers can work with sustainably in mind earlier
in the process, plan proactively, and build better.
- EDR Charrette™
an online tool that allows you to quickly investigate the energy
impacts of various design scenarios on a typical building, and then
review the analysis graphically in an easy to understand web-based