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How to Find the Best Example File
Posted by Michael J. Witte, Last modified by Michael J. Witte on 28 November 2017 07:08 PM

Each example file has a block of comments at the top which highlight the main features (view in a text editor to read these). There are also two xls files in the ExampleFiles folder which summarize the example files:

ExampleFiles.xls has one row per file summarizing key characteristics and at the far right, some sentences explaining the key feature of this example.

ExampleFiles-ObjectsLink.xls lists every EnergyPlus object type and the first five example files that contain that object.

For example, if you are interested in cross flow ventilation, look for RoomAirSettings:CrossVentilation, and there is one example file which uses that object type: CrossVent_1Zone_AirflowNetwork.idf

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