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What is the best energy auditing software?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Meyer Apr 12, 2016. 18 Replies

Hi: I have been using TREAT software to do my energy auditing reports. While this software is a powerful tool, its seems that it is designed to work as part of a utility or weatherization program,…Continue

 

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Ben Meyer replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Our local utility program just stopped giving us access to the program we were using. Snugg looks great, but the cost is just to high for us.  At 30-40 audits per month, I am looking for a lower-cost alternative, similar to the others on the…"
Apr 12, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I run an energy efficiency program and do energy audits and utilize Snugg software for my analysis and reports.  Snugg uses Optimiser to perform very accurate payback analysis when 12 months of utility bills are available (and still works…"
Sep 24, 2015
Benjamin Mailian replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Hi Rod, I'm one of the co-founders of Snugg Pro. Thanks for the mention here!   Like you, we try hard to avoid the inefficiencies of copy/pasting, and I'll venture that our HPXML exports won't help you here. How about…"
Sep 22, 2015
John Watson Ley replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Kevin, I endorse the latest version of TREAT.   It is a tried and tested software package.  As Nate of PSD said in his respsonse, Building Wizard speeds things up quickly if your know what you are doing with a simple building type.…"
Sep 18, 2015
Nate Asbeil replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Hi Kevin, My name is Nate Asbeil. I'm an account manager here at Performance Systems development responsible for our TREAT customers. It sounds to me like you might be using a slightly older version of TREAT. Our latest version 3.4.7 has a…"
Sep 17, 2015
Hans Joachim Preiss replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I don't perform any audits myself, but I came across this relatively new tool that may be worth checking out: http://www.snuggpro.com/"
Sep 17, 2015
Scott Katznelson replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I have used many of the software out there.  There are paid modeling software that are quite good (probably my favorite actually is RESNET's RemRate, but you have to be certified with them to use it) Mostly I use the free Weatherization…"
Sep 17, 2015
Scott Katznelson replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Not a fan of Cake software.  It is too vague for my taste."
Sep 17, 2015
Hugh David Wolf replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I've used optimizer and snugg pro and they both seem to get the job done. Snugg is I think more homeowner friendly and less complex. I'm about to dig into cake systems from earth advantage. Does anybody have any reviews on this modeling…"
Sep 13, 2015
Rodney Fox replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I've been trying to answer this question for many years and have not yet found an answer. I've tried just about all of them and haven't been convinced any are the solution. The answer for me was to abandon all software and do any…"
Sep 3, 2015
Benjamin Mailian replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"This is an old post but it's still very relevant so I thought I'd give our app a mention in this list. I am one of the co-founders of Snugg Home and we make the home energy auditing app called Snugg Pro. Granted, I may be slightly biased…"
Sep 2, 2015
Kalvis replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Hello, I am a new one. I found in google very relevant stakeholder group like You. My name is Kalvis Ozolins. I am a developer of building online energy audit program. I am from Latvia. I am very happy announce You that the application is ready also…"
Apr 6, 2015
Robert Maloney replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I just started a 30 free  trial of Optimiser.  It looks good and as Matt states it takes some time to get used to but has a place for all data and the reports look good.  The start up cost is fair as is the  cost per report…"
Jul 27, 2012
Kevin Eigel replied to Paul Raymer's discussion NEASI
"I am curious about this as well. Doing audits on small commercial building seems to be an excellent addition for companies already doing home energy audits. I am sure there would be greater income for these types of audits although the focus may be…"
Sep 15, 2011
Matt Marshall replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I started a trial of Optimiser recently and I am impressed.  It has the capability to be as complex as you would ever need yet it can be used even if you only have minimal data.  It can provide estimates and detailed scopes of work in…"
Aug 30, 2011
Evan Mills replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Check out LBNL's Home Energy Saver PRO http://hespro.lbl.gov   It doesn't have everything you're asking for but may help. It's free and transparantly documented…"
Aug 28, 2011

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At 6:07am on June 10, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Kevin,

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