What are important tools for ID processes and where do I find them?

The most important tools are software applications to share data as well as standard calculation tools to support the design process. The US department of Energy has collected more than 400 software tools classified in (i) Whole building analysis, (ii) Materials, components, equipment,& systems, and (iii) Other applications. The list of tools grouped by subject can be found through the link.

Specifically, a collection of energy simulation tools is available throught he link and a collection of tools for supporting sustainability analysis is available at the link.