Energy Simulation Resources

Energy modelling resources we have found useful.  (Please advise us if you find any dead links.) has a number of active and informative mailing lists as well as an archive of the lists for past discussions.  Key mailing lists include bldg-sim and equest-users.

Unmet hours is a question and answer forum for the building energy simulation community. has training materials on energy simulation software.

Rocky Mountain Institute has a number of tools to aid in energy model creation.  Energy Model Input Translator (EMIT) which creates custom eQUEST schedules and aids in building ASHRAE 90.1 reference models.  Model Manager facilitates batch processing of eQUEST models.

Energy Design Resources has a suite of building energy conservation resources including energy modelling training and resource materials

BEST Directory is a directory of energy software tools hosted by IBPSA-USA

IBPSA Canada is the Canadian Chapter of IBPSA – the International Building Performance Simulation Association and host of the biannual energy simulation conference eSIM.

Building Energy Performance Solutions