What is the best energy modeling software?
If you are asking this question, you are probably either really new to energy modeling or really experienced.
Unfortunately, nobody really has the answer to this flawed question. The problem is that best can mean a number of things. Some might think that it means, "The most powerful, flexible, modern software package". But if it takes 5 years to learn how to use it, would it still be the best?
Many would argue that EnergyPlus is the best energy modeling software package. I will say with certainty that, on it's own, EnergyPlus is not the best software package.
Why isn't EnergyPlus the best software package?
EnergyPlus is not a...