Data Analysis Software and Modelling Tools

CanmetENERGY's engineering experts have developed innovative clean energy project analysis, modelling, and simulation software tools to help users:

  • assess various types of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • optimize integrated energy efficient design in domestic and international markets
  • reduce operating costs & comply with code requirements
  • qualify for funding and incentive programs
Heat Pump Pre-Screening Tool HPAC
Heat pump pre-screening tool
HPAC is a software tool that provides rapid assessment of heat pump systems for a specific set of building parameters with minimum input requirements. HPAC aims at supporting energy management consultants and building engineers in justifying a comprehensive Heat Pump project feasibility study.
CAN-QUEST, NRCan’s new building energy modelling software, is now available for download CAN-QUEST
Energy modelling software
Demonstrate performance path compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011) and support the design of high performance commercial and institutional buildings. 
ee4 EE4
Building modelling software
Automate energy use assessments of new building design rules and verify that a design is at least 25% more energy efficient than if constructed to meet Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) 1997 requirements.
enerpool Enerpool 3.0
Solar collection software tool
Model the performance of a solar collector when used for a swimming pool.
hot2000 HOT2000
Residential energy analysis and rating software
The Canadian standard for evaluating the energy performance of houses and multi-unit residential buildings.
hot2ec HOT2EC
Residential energy analysis and rating software
Innovative building designs, which do not meet the requirements of the Prescriptive or Trade-offs Paths, but designed to be energy efficient, can be proven to comply with the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Houses (MNECH) using this compliance program.
hot2xp HOT2XP
Residential energy analysis and rating software
Fast and simple for the single-family housing unit, using only a small amount of critical information, will characterize a house’s energy consumption.
hydrohelp HYDROHELP
Turbine selection software
Choose the most appropriate turbine for a given site and market conditions.
PEV Charge Impact Model (PEV-CIM) PEV-CIM
Plug-in Electric Vehicle - Charge Impact Model
Investigate the impact that the charging of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will have on the future electricity grid and on emissions in Canada. PEV-CIM is an easy-to-use software tool for utilities, fleet owners, governments, academics and others. 
PV & Solar Maps


Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of Canada
Interactive maps providing mean daily global insolation and PV potential.
houstrad Recommissioning (RCx)
Pre-Screening tool
Select the best building candidate(s) for recommissioning. This pre-screening tool is designed to be used at the planning phase of the standardised RCx process.
retscreen RETScreen® International
Clean Energy Project Analysis Software
Evaluate energy production & savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for renewable energy & energy efficient technologies.
swift SWIFT
SolarWall® simulation software
Predict the amount of heat gathered from solar energy, the resulting air temperature inside the building, the amount of energy used by conventional heating systems that has been avoided as a result of using SolarWall, and more.