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Robert E. Woodburn
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Username: bwoodburn

Post Number: 33
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 06:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

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
Senior Member
Username: tsugaguy

Post Number: 7
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 09:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

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
Senior Member
Username: bwoodburn

Post Number: 78
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 06:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Thanks, Chris. That's what we've been using; we were looking for something better. (At least the price is right...)

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