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energy use. In using any of the software, the designer must be aware of its limitations
and assumptions, as well as the variables under the users' control. These tools provide
a prediction of how building components will behave throughout changing conditions.
They do not provide actual light levels or energy use. The following web sites detail the
features of some of these programs and their applications.
US Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Tools Directory:
Whole Building Design Guide Energy Analysis Tools: