Tools  

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.

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Toolsort descending Version
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.