Legacy Tools

Please note that Legacy Tools are no longer supported.

  • Building Design Advisor (BDA): A Windows computer program that addresses the needs of building decision-makers from the initial, schematic phases of building design through the detailed specification of building components and systems.
  • Design Intent Tool: A database tool that provides a structured approach to recording design decisions that impact a facility's performance in areas such as energy efficiency. This tool gives an understanding of how the building and its subsystems were and are intended to operate, and thus track benchmark energy efficiency programs.
  • Desktop Radiance: Desktop Radiance is a Windows 95/98/NT software package that integrates the Radiance Synthetic Imaging System with AutoCAD Release 14. Desktop Radiance includes libraries of materials, glazings, luminaires and furnishings so you can quickly create realistic lighting models.
  • DOE-2: A program for building energy use analysis that provides the building construction and research communities with an unbiased, well-documented computer program for building energy analysis. A user can provide a simple or increasingly detailed description of a building design or alternative design options and obtain an accurate estimate of the proposed building's energy consumption, interior environmental conditions, and energy operation cost.
  • Metracker: A prototype computer tool designed to demonstrate the specification, tracking, and visualization of building performance objectives and their associated metrics across the complete life cycle of a building.
  • Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model (RESEM): A PC-based tool designed to allow Department of Energy (DOE) Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly caused by ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a building.
  • Simulation Problem Analysis and Research Kernel (SPARK): An equation-based, object-oriented simulation environment for constructing and running models of complex systems.
  • SUPERLITE 2.0: A lighting analysis program designed to predict interior illuminance in complex building spaces due to daylight and electric lighting systems. SUPERLITE enables a user to model interior daylight levels for any sun and sky condition in spaces having windows, skylights, or other standard fenestration systems.