Posts tagged "EnergyPlus"

Cloud-based Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus

This is a recording from a webinar that was hosted on February 10, 2015 to introduce the Project EnergyPlus Cloud available in Autodesk Labs. During the session Principal Engineer and Product Owner Krishnan Gowri demonstrates how to utilize EnergyPlus Cloud in addition to facilitating an open forum discussion for feedback.

Energy Simulation Plug-ins for Revit Review by LMN Tech Studio

With our continued efforts in enhancing sustainability in all our projects, we have been looking into early-design daylight and energy analysis. Since LMN loves Revit, we tested 3 energy simulation plug-ins available for Revit: IES-VE, Design Builder and Sefaira. IES and Design Builder are 2 standalone energy simulation software famous among energy modelers and MEP...

A New Site for EPW Weather Data – Climate.OneBuilding.Org

Climate.OneBuilding.Org is a new respository of weather datasets for building performance simulation. Why should you download Climate Data Files from Climate.OneBuilding? 2013 Design Condtions from ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook New Weather Data Sets that You Can’t Get from EnergyPlus web site Frequently Updated as New Weather Data Sets and Design Conditions are Released Consistent naming and...

Simergy v1.4 Released

Simergy v1.4 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building energy modeling needs of architects,...
Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy v1.3 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov As all of you know, Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building...

OpenStudio V1.1.0 Released

EnergyPlus is the Building Technology Office’s (BTO) free, open-source whole-building energy simulation engine. OpenStudio is BTO’s free, open-source software development kit for energy simulation using EnergyPlus. Developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), OpenStudio provides common input model creation, run management, and result manipulation functions that reduce the effort to develop applications that use...
Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

The Archsim Energy Modeling component for Grasshopper allows you to quickly create multi-zone energy models and simulations for building design. The tool comes with an abstract thermal model class library and various functions such as “early design auto-zoning”, “automated intersections” etc. that assist you with model creation, simulation and result visualization.  Currently, supported simulation engines...

Simergy: A Free, Comprehensive Graphical User Interface for Energy Modeling with EnergyPlus

Simergy v1.0 was released today. Simergy is a free graphical user interface (GUI)  that enables DOE’s whole-building energy modeling engine EnergyPlus to be used more easily and effectively. Simergy helps meet the advanced building energy modeling needs of architects, mechanical engineers, simulation consultants, energy analysts and sustainability consultants. Simergy can be downloaded from simergy.lbl.gov. (Note...

gModeller Updated to Version 1.8

greenspaceLive are just announced gModeller version 1.8, now available on the SketchUp Extension Warehouse. What’s in gModeller 1.8? Optimised for SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro gbXML, IDF and NCT exports Auto Surfacing and Spacing Cloud backup and Versioning Run EnergyPlus Analysis from SketchUp And much more! The easiest way to update gModeller is to go...
Simergy - 3rd Public Beta Released

Simergy – 3rd Public Beta Released

Simergy is a Free Graphical User Interface enabling EnergyPlus to be used more easily and effectively. Go to http://simergy-beta.lbl.gov/ to find out more .. See also the recently posted webinar on the gbXML integration for this tool.

DesignBuilder v3.2 Released

The release of DesignBuilder v3.2 featuring several major enhancements: ·        EnergyPlus v7.2 is the main simulation engine ·        Detailed HVAC templates allow fully connected systems to be loaded to the model ·        ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G constructions and outline baseline HVAC systems included ·        Improved Simple HVAC simulations with options for humidity control, heat recovery...

IBPSA-USA NYC Presents: EnergyPlus GUI, COMFEN and N++

Presentation 1 Title: EnergyPlus for Early Design and Single Zone Studies; David Fannon AIA, Senior Associate, Senior High Performance Specialist, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. Description: This talk focuses on using COMFEN to run simplified EnergyPlus models which inform early design-decisions and perform simple single-zone studies quickly and relatively inexpensively. Using examples from recent projects, we...