Energy Tools

Software Tools and Guidelines

There are a number of free software tools and guidelines for improving energy management and productivity, many of which are developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and are downloadable from web sites. Information on more than 125 software tools-from research grade software to commercial products with thousands of users-including where you can get them can be found on the Building Energy Tools Directory External Link: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.. Other tools designed for application to equipment and facilities typically found on Army installations include:

Fact Sheets and Helpful Web Sites

The following are downloadable fact sheets to help energy managers make decisions on technology applications, cost and maintenance:

Steam Systems

Fact sheets on steam system optimization have been published by the U. S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program. These include:

Photovolatics

The following two-page fact sheets from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy were released in January 2004:

Tankless Water Heating

There are a number of sources for information on gas and electric tankless and on-demand water heaters that are becoming more common and cost-effective in new and retrofit construction. For the latest information visit:

ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR® External Link: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site. has a new web page devoted to business improvement via energy management. The page begins with Guidelines for Energy Management, which links to a world of valuable information on the subject, and continues with several other important topics that also link to in-depth information. Also included are interactive tools, free software, and on-line calculators.

Geothermal Technologies Program

The Geothermal Technologies Program External Link: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site. of the EERE at the U.S. Department of Energy has been redesigned for ease of use. It provides instant access to several areas of interest including information resources, financial opportunities, and deployment of geothermal technologies.

Global Energy Marketplace (GEM External Link: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.)

This powerful, on-line, searchable database of more than 2500 energy efficiency and renewable energy annotated web links has been sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and created by CREST to promote a more sustainable energy future and mitigate global climate change that results from energy use.

Codes and Standards

DOE's Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) - The BECP is a resource on national energy codes and standards.

Energy Modeling

Miscellaneous