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Writing EnergyPlus Measures

asked 2016-03-20 07:32:47 -0500

CR Jones's avatar

updated 2016-04-02 13:07:21 -0500

Is there a methodology for writing EnergyPlus measures that can be run without OpenStudio? For example, replacing all the constructions in the .idf file with a single, new construction.

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What's your specific reason or use case for not using OpenStudio? Generally EnergyPlus Measures are meant for EnergyPlus features that aren't yet available in OpenStudio, but your example can be accomplished by running these BCL measures in the OS app:

  1. Remove Hard Assigned Constructions
  2. Assign ConstructionSet To Building
MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2016-03-20 18:11:27 -0500 )edit

Are you interested in running OpenStudio Measures without a graphical interface? We are working on a command line interface for running measures.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2016-03-20 23:05:34 -0500 )edit

I am working with the ASHRAE Prototype EnergyPlus models. Correct me if I am wrong but I don't believe I can import these models into OpenStudio hence my query about EnergyPlus measures.

Chris Jones's avatar Chris Jones  ( 2016-03-21 07:48:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-21 08:47:12 -0500

A couple scripting options come to mind:

  1. EPPy (Python)

  2. Params (Ruby)

Also, there's an OpenStudio Prototype Building measure under development.

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