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Is it possible to download the official BESTest case idf files?

asked 2017-05-02 10:09:40 -0600

Jordan gravatar image

updated 2018-05-28 13:55:45 -0600

Hi everyone,

With my research team we developed a building energy simulation software for specific use in parameter estimation problems. We want to make it pass the BESTests for validation. However, the mandatory outputs for BESTests are quite poor, we thus decided to look at EnergyPlus outputs to get more detailed (dynamical) data for comparison. Indeed, EnergyPlus is widely accepted by the scientific community as a standard for building energy simulation. However, we started to simulate case 600FF (free-float), thus without any HVAC, but we are unable to match the target results.

Well, in light of the simplicity of case 600 FF for which we are unable to match the EnergyPlus claimed results, is there a way of downloading the official EnergyPlus idf files of the BESTest cases?

Thanks ! Jordan

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answered 2017-10-23 06:34:01 -0600

Samuel de Vries gravatar image

Hi Jordan,

They are published on the EnergyPlus helpdesk website.

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