|Robert E. Woodburn|
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 06:10 pm: |
After looking for good building envelope analysis software for some time, we have just learned of a program called "The Heat, Air and Moisture Building Science Toolbox ("H.A.M. Toolbox") from Quirouette Building Specialists Ltd., Mississauga (Ottawa), Ontario.
Version 1B has several tools for R value, condensation, dew point, air leakage, air pressure and psychrometric analysis. It's available in different versions for metric and US units, it's not cheap ($575 US) and there's no demo version, but it has a 30-day money-back gurarantee.
Has anyone used this? Can anyone recommend it (or a good alternative)?
|Chris Grimm, RLA, CDT, MAI, CSI
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 09:08 pm: |
There is a free tool from the US DOE that might do some of what you are asking about. (I'm not the expert on energy analysis, and I haven't tried it yet, just heard a blurb about it at an energy code seminar.)
other tools at same site: www.energycodes.gov/web_tools.stm
|Robert E. Woodburn
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 06:22 am: |
Thanks, Chris. That's what we've been using; we were looking for something better. (At least the price is right...)