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Keywords:

  • Energy assessment;
  • sustainability;
  • software;
  • residential energy audits;
  • HVAC;
  • Life cycle analysis

This article presents a summary of the available software for performing various aspects of energy assessments based on a review of the web and the literature. The software tools are broadly classified in four areas: residential building simulation software, regulatory application software, heating, ventilation and air conditioning related software, and life cycle/cost analysis software. The study found that the software development is moving at a rapid pace to meet the growing demand for reducing energy consumption. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 32: 170-175, 2013