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Tools & Technologies

HVAC Savings Estimator Tools


Proposals for energy efficiency measures are more likely to be approved if they contain statements and/or data about the benefits that the customer will realize. The HVAC value proposition includes such benefits of comfort, productivity, reliability, indoor air quality, some of which are difficult to quantify. HVAC efficiency measures can and often do contribute to the above list of benefits, but they add "lower utility bills" which can be quantified within reason. It is our hope this directory of estimation tools will help improve your proposals, whether you are a contractor or a facility manager making a sale to your management.



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Boilers


Tools Price Used By
     
Department of Energy - Commercial Boilers Free Building owners
Facility engineers
Energy managers

Commercial Benchmarking & Whole Building Energy Use Simulation


BuildingAdvice (offered by AirAdvice) Starting at $3,000 Commercial HVAC contractors
Building Design Advisor Free Building designers
Carrier Hourly Analysis Program Simulation Software First year license - $1,495
Subsequent renewals - $295
Consulting engineers
Design/build contractors
HVAC contractors
Facility engineers
ComfortMaxx HVAC Performance Testing Software

Starting at $180/mo.

Commercial HVAC contractors
DOE-2 Free Engineers
Researchers
ENERGY STAR Energy Savings Calculators Free Depends on calculator used
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Free Commercial HVAC contractors
EnergyPlus Free Engineers
Architects
Researchers
Building designers
eQUEST - the Quick Energy Simulation Tool Free Building designers
HVAC OpCost Free Homeowners
Residential HVAC contractors
HVAC Service Assistant Technicians Service managers
Sales managers
Facility managers
SPARK Free Researchers
Trane TRACE 700 (Trane Air Conditioning Economics) $1,995 for first license
$995 for additional licenses
Building designers

Commercial Heat Pumps Tools


Department of Energy - Commercial Heat Pumps Free Building owners
Facility engineers
Energy managers

Economizers - Ventilation Control Strategies


Honeywell ECC - Commercial RTU Economizer/DCV/EER Savings Estimator Free Facility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors

Energy/Heat Recovery Ventilators (ERV/HRV)


AIRXCHANGE Free

Residential


AirAdvice for Homes Residential HVAC contractors
ComfortMaxx HVAC Performance Testing Software Starting at $95/mo. Residential HVAC contractors
ENERGY STAR Energy Savings Calculators Free Residential HVAC contractors
Goodman Mnf. Residential Energy Savings Calculator Free Homeowners
HVAC OpCost Free Homeowners
Lennox Residential Energy Savings Calculator Free Homeowners

Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Free Commercial HVAC contractors

Variable Frequency Drives (Commercial)


ABB VFD Pump and Fan Energy Savings Calculators Free Facility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors
Honeywell ECC - Energy Savings and Payback Calculator Free Facility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors
Honeywell ECC - Quick Savings Estimator Free Facility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors

Whole Building


EnergyPro Non-residential
HVAC modules starting at $260
Contractors
Premium Efficiency Cooling Program Free Contractors
Facility Managers

Whole House


EnergyPro Modules starting at $100 Home performance contractors
OptiMiser Varies; starting at
$25 per use
Home performance contractors
Snugg Pro $30 per use Home performance contractors
TREAT Starting at $495 Home performance contractors