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EnergyPlus 8.2 to the current release are available at: https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlus/releases [https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlus/releases] EnergyPlus 7.0 to 8.1 are available at: https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlusRelease/releases [https://git...
Question: Is there a way to convert from idf to ifc? According to the documentation, Simergy can import idf and it can export IFC. So, in theory, it could be used to convert from idf to ifc, but I cannot say that I have ever tried this. You may contact...
If you have a dxf file, then several of the EnergyPlus interfaces allow you to import the dxf drawing and trace over it to create EnergyPlus geometry. As of February 2009, DesignBuilder, and OpenStudio (plugin for Google SketchUp) offer this capability, ...
If you are familiar with building simulation already, you can use the 200+ example files that come with the program along with the Input Output Reference (which describes each input and output) to help you. There are several youtube videos available: Get...
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 fil...
What is OpenStudio? OpenStudio is a plugin for Google Sketchup (both free and Pro versions) that will readin or create IDF files for running EnergyPlus. Where can I get help for OpenStudio? Please send questions regarding OpenStudio registration, dow...
Site energy refers to the total energy consumed by the building on site, and total source energy refers to the total energy input required to produce and deliver the energy to the site for use. The source energy is calculated from the site energy using th...