Download HOT3000 Version 2.0 Beta (September 29, 2011)
HOT3000 is designed to help Canada's residential construction industry advance the design of energy efficient and net-zero energy homes.
This energy analysis tool provides industry with the necessary means to evaluate the energy consumption and energy savings potential at the early design stages of new houses or renovating existing ones.
It can assess the potential impacts of designs that use both current and the next generation of energy efficient building technologies. For example, it evaluates hourly energy demands and fuel consumption which are necessary for optimizing energy savings, emission reductions and evaluating the performance of advanced passive-solar designs.
The software has been developed by Natural Resources Canada in collaboration with l’Agence de l'efficacité énergétique (AEE) in Québec, the Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) in Glasgow, Scotland and other leading research centres that use the state-of-the-art ESP-r energy analysis engine.
This version of HOT3000 represents a new approach to modelling new and existing homes and is not compatible with files from older testing versions of HOT3000. This website will be updated frequently with more detailed information and reports of our progress.
To Install HOT3000:
- Save the downloaded file to a folder on your local hard drive. Please remember the drive and folder name.
- Once the download is complete, locate the file using Windows Explorer and open it. The download file is a compressed "zip" file and requires a program that can extract the file contents, such as WinZip. If you have a compatible program that is associated with this file type, it will automatically open the file and allow you to extract its contents when you double-click on the file.
- Double-clicking the executable file will initiate the installation. Follow the instructions on-screen.