chris at zed-uk.com
Fri Jun 25 03:42:27 PDT 2010
It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you need LEED or
Ashrae 90.1 analysis then DOE, Equest and E+ seem to be the only ones
that handle the waterside hvac in the prescribed manner. They are all free.
TAS now has an A90.1 tool. It looks easy to use but as I haven't used it
I can't speak authoritativley.
I heard of users modelling for A90.1 with alternative tools whilst
handling the waterside with seperate calculations. Of these tools IES is
probably the easiest and fastest simulating. If you do not require code
compliance I would probably recommend IES as the commercial option for
I hope that this helps.
On 24/06/2010 21:30, Sami, Vikram wrote:
> eQUEST is free and is DOE 2.2
> It has CA defaults, but does that matter?
> Others are Trace, HAP.
> Here's a list:
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> What software do you suggest for Modeling Commercial buildings?
> I live in Michigan work for a company doing energy audits from
> 5000-120000 square feet.
> Energy Plus -over my head
> equest-CA defaults
> DOE 2.1 or DOE 2.2 ?
> Would like a free option and one that I have to buy?
> Thank you
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