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'.
|Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings||5.2.01||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)||5.3-19||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.|
|Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS)||8.0||The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings.|
|Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool)||Online||The Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool.gov) is an interactive website that shows users how to build, buy, and operate green.|
|TRACE 700||6.3||TRACE 700 helps you compare the energy and economic impact of building-related selections such as architectural features, HVAC systems, HVAC equipment, building utilization or scheduling, and financial options.|