Tools for sustainable and energy-efficient design
REM/Rate™ ( Version 14.2 Available )
REM/Rate™ software is used by organizations which operate home energy rating systems (HERS). HERS rates the energy efficiency of homes for identifying cost-effective improvements and providing energy-efficient mortgages. Climate data is available for cities and towns throughout North America.
REM/Design™ ( Version 14.2 Unavailable )
User-friendly, yet sophisticated, REM/Design™ software calculates heating, cooling, domestic hot water, lighting and appliance loads, consumption, and costs based on a description of the home's design and construction features as well as local climate and energy cost data. Additionally, REM/Design™ is DOE-approved for Weatherization Assistance Programs in all states.
VisualDOE is a powerful, yet easy-to-use "front end" to DOE2.1E, the industry standard building energy simulation program.
The Sensor Placement and Orientation Tool, or SPOT™ software, is intended to assist a designer quantify the existing or intended electric lighting and annual daylighting performance to establish the optimal photosensor placement for the space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings.
AEC developed the MicroDataLogger® portable data acquisition system and continues to use a wide range of equipment, including data loggers, in our energy engineering and sustainable design consulting services.
REM Software HelpDesk
AEC has implemented a new HelpDesk system for REM Software technical support. As this HelpDesk system evolves, it will contain a searchable knowledge database so you can browse for answers to your technical support questions.