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OpenStudio only imports geometry, constructions, loads, thermal zones, and schedules from IDF files, which is what the message you saw in the SketchUp plugin was about. After importing the IDF, you'll have to rebuild the HVAC systems yourself in the OpenStudio Application. This is time-consuming but possible.

Because many people want to run the DOE Prototype Buildings in OpenStudio, the OpenStudio team is working on a Measure that will build these models up. Users will be able to choose the Building Type, Vintage, and Climate Zone and generate that model. We are running regression tests against the IDF files to make sure the results are the same. This Measure will be posted to BCL when it is ready, which should be mid-2015.