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Tools for Solar Architecture and Green Building


Many of these tools are free online. If not, the tool is listed as "fee-based." These tools can help you design and build sustainably!

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  Climates of the World Temp and Precip

©1991 NOAA

 

  Energy Audit Workbook Washington State

©2003 WSU

 

  Energy Auditor Checklist (Washington State, USA)

©2003 WSU

 

  Finding True South

©2009 Home Power Magazine

 

  Green Star Energy Calculator Guide (Companion to GS Residential Energy Benchmarking)

©2008 Green Star Australia

 

  Load Evaluation Worksheet

©2009 Wholesale Solar

 

  Meeting Room Design

©2014 Convene

 

  PV Wire Sizing Worksheet

©2009 Home Power Magazine

 

  Rainwater Harvest Calculator (Seattle, Washington, USA)

©2010 City of Seattle

 

  Rainwater Harvest Calculator for Tank Size (UK)

©2010 RainWaterHarvesting.co.uk

 

  Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Calculations

©2006 Brad Lancaster

 

  Rainwater Harvesting Tank Size Calculator (Texas, USA)

©2010 Center for Rainwater Harvesting

 

  Real Goods Solar Resources List (2009)

©2009 Real Goods

 

  SkyCalc Users Guide

©2009 Energy Design Resources

 

  Skylighting Guidelines Series of 7 Documents

©2009 Energy Design Resources

 

  Solar Elevation Azimuth Gage

©2010 Build It Solar

 

  Solar Financial Analysis Calculator

©2006 Andy Black

 

  Solar Heat Gain through Windows Calculator

©2015 Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska

 

  Solar Hot Water System Sizing Spreadsheet

©2009 Home Power Magazine

 

  Solar Panel Angles for Various Latitudes

©2012 ITACA

 

  Solar Radiation Data Manual (USA)

 

  Solar Technologies Spreadsheet 2011

 

  Solar Thermal Sizing for Heliodyne Gobi Collectors

©2010 Heliodyne

 

  Solargy Area Weighted Average Calc Worksheet

 

  Solargy Fenestration Maximum Allowed Area Worksheet

 

  Solargy Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Worksheet

 

  Solargy Solar Water Heating Calculation Form

 

  Solargy Thermal Mass Worksheet

 

  SRI (Solar Reflectance Index) Calculator Worksheet

©2014 USEPA

 

  Sun Chart: Determination of Solar Exposure (Seattle, WA, USA)

©2009 City of Seattle

 

  Total Sky Imager Forecast Tool White Paper 2011

©2011 UC San Diego

 

  Total Sky Imager Solar Forecast Tool Powerpoint 2011

©2011 UC San Diego

 

  Water Storage Freeze Calculator

©2015 Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska