Posts tagged "OpenStudio"

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...

EnergyPlus Version 8.0 and OpenStudio Legacy Plug-in 1.0.10 Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released an updated version of EnergyPlus simulation software for modeling heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other building energy flows. Additionally, a new version of OpenStudio Legacy Plug-in for Trimble SketchUp is available, which makes it possible to perform EnergyPlus simulations using Sketchup’s user-friendly 3-D drawing interface. Visit www.energyplus.gov...

Webinar: Green Building XML and the New EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL

This is a recording of the gbXML webinar that took place on January 22, 2013. It demonstrates the new EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL and includes the following: 1. An overview of gbXML given by Stephen Roth of Carmel Software 2. Demo of LBNL’s Simergy by Richard See 3. Demo of NREL’s OpenStudio by...

EnergyPlus Version 7.1 and OpenStudio Legacy Plug-in 1.0.8 Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released an updated version of EnergyPlus simulation software for modeling heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other building energy flows. Additionally, a new version of OpenStudio Plug-in for Google SketchUp is available, which makes it possible to perform EnergyPlus simulations using Google’s user-friendly 3-D drawing interface. Visit www.energyplus.gov to...

EnergyPlus Version 6.0 and OpenStudio for SketchUp Version 1.06 Available

This is quoting the news from the BLDG-SIM mailing list (See http://lists.onebuilding.org/listinfo.cgi/bldg-sim-onebuilding.org for information on joining this email list). Please go to the EnergyPlus homepage to learn more and download the software. “The latest release of the EnergyPlus building energy simulation program, Version 6.0, is now available in versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating...

Google Sketchup for Energy Analysis using EnergyPlus Online Tutorials at AIA Website

Here is some more insight into using SketchUp for Building Performance Simulation These hands-on tutorials will help you, step-by-step, test drive a new set of 3D modeling and energy analysis tools: Open Studio, SketchUp and EnergyPlus. After viewing the videos, you may earn four hours of HSW Credit by taking a quiz on the peer...

DOE Releases New Versions of EnergyPlus and OpenStudio

The U.S. Department of Energy has released updated versions of its popular EnergyPlus simulation software for modeling heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other building energy flows, as well as its OpenStudio plug-in for Google’s SketchUp program. Available for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems, EnergyPlus 4.0 also includes two new application guides: “Energy Management System...

EnergyPlus Version 3.1 and OpenStudio v1.0.3 Available

The latest release of the EnergyPlus building energy simulation program, Version 3.1, is now available in versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. A few key new features include simplified rectangular geometry for walls, roofs, ceilings, floors, windows, and shading; thermochromic windows; upgraded UFAD model; Standard 62.1 demand control ventilation; cool beam HVAC model;...

OpenStudio v 1.0 was Recently Released by DOE

OpenStudio (formerly known as the Energy Design Plugin) is a free plugin for Google’s SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in EnergyPlus input files and to run simulations directly within SketchUp. OpenStudio was created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for DOE and can be...