Welcome to the Tools section of the Whole Building Design Guide. These pages offer information on a variety of desktop or Web-based tools used in the building industry.
Click the 'Tool' heading to sort by ascending or descending order. In addition, narrow the list by selecting a tool category from the drop-down and clicking 'Apply'.
|Architectural Painting Specification Decision Tree||1.0||Manual for simplifying the specifying of paint systems for the multiple architectural substrates (both interior and exterior).|
|Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings||5.1.01||Software tool designed to evaluate whole buildings and assemblies based on internationally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology|
|Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)||Online||The BEES software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products.|
|Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC)||5.3-16||The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs to provide computational support for the analysis of capital investments in buildings.|
|COMcheck™||4.0.5||Software allowing building design professional to determine whether projects meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1, as well as several state-specific codes.|
|Construction Waste Management Database||Online||Online database containing information on companies that haul, collect and process recyclable debris from construction projects.|
|ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®||Online||EPA's online energy management and tracking tool enables you to measure and track the energy and water performance of any building over time.|
|EnergyPlus™||8.6.0||EnergyPlus™ is a whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model both energy consumption and water use in buildings.|
|Fixed Mooring Analysis (FIXMOOR)||1.0||FIXMOOR provides a web-based interface for users to define, analyze and configure ship moorings and their force calculations|
|Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)||5.0||HAP is a system design tool and an energy simulation tool in one package.|
|REScheck™||4.6.3||Software allowing building design professional to determine whether residential projects meet the requirements of the IECC, as well as several state-specific codes.|
|RoofNav||Online||RoofNav is an online tool providing access to the most up-to-date FM Approved roofing products and assemblies.|
|Ships Characteristics Database (SCDB)||Online||SCDB is a NAVFAC tool used for creating and maintaining ships data.|
|SpecsIntact||4.5.1||A mature automated system for preparing standardized facility construction specifications used worldwide by NASA, NAVFAC and USACE.|