The Energy Technologies Area offers a variety of free, sophisticated software tools, notably Windows software, designed to support developers of energy-efficient windows, and DER-CAM, a powerful and comprehensive decision support tool that primarily serves the purpose of finding optimal distributed energy resource (DER) investments in the context of either buildings or multi-energy microgrids. Scroll to review all of the software ETA provides, free and open to the public.
Buildings and Urban Systems Tools
Software and other tools to support the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings.
Building Tools and Guides
Software Tools for Windows
Now industry standards, software developed by Berkeley Lab, helps architects and engineers design and specify windows, and public officials develop new energy codes.
Windows and Daylighting Software Tools
Estimating Electricity Interruption Costs
The Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator estimates electricity interruption costs and/or the benefits associated with reliability improvements.
Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits
Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) helps building operators quickly and easily identify the most cost-saving energy efficiency measures in buildings and portfolios using readily available building and energy data.
Portfolio Energy Tracking
eProject Builder (ePB) helps agencies and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) preserve, track, and report information for their portfolio of energy services projects.
Additional Tools Available
In addition, ETA offers a full suite of Tools and Guides on a wide variety of subjects and applications at the below websites:
- Tools for energy analysis: energyanalysis.lbl.gov/tools
- International tools: international.lbl.gov/tools
- Tools and resources for industrial settings: