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Can I import an entire HVAC system from EnergyPlus to OpenStudio?

asked 2015-01-26 18:03:34 -0500

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Is there any possibility of importing en entire HVAC system from an .idf file to OpenStudio? Maybe with measures?

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answered 2015-01-26 19:04:57 -0500

There is no automated HVAC import to OpenStudio yet, but it can be done with measures. See this response for an example measure which imports chillers from the EnergyPlus DataSets file Chillers.idf.

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In fact, very useful information on this link you add here. Thank you for your help!

KathSchneider's avatar KathSchneider  ( 2015-01-27 16:02:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-01-27 09:21:33 -0500

While it is certainly possible to implement "reverse translators" for IDF to OSM conversion, it is a very complex task and is not a high priority for DOE. The development team is for more focused on improving the coverage and robustness of forward translation to EnergyPlus and other simulation engines, and enabling the rapid creation of new user interfaces for them. I will update this answer and the OpenStudio development roadmap if that priority changes, but there are no plans to create that functionality at this time.

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Hi! Thank you very much for you answer! Yes, I understand this is not a priority of OpenStudio Aplication. But I was wondering if I could make it somehow through measures... Is that possible?

KathSchneider's avatar KathSchneider  ( 2015-01-27 16:08:04 -0500 )edit

If OpenStudio supports the HVAC systems you are interested in, it will be much easier to use a Measure to build the same HVAC system up rather than trying to write an IDF importer. This is based on my personal experience with both approaches.

aparker's avatar aparker  ( 2015-01-28 15:30:48 -0500 )edit

The details about what content is imported from IDF to OSM are listed here.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-02-24 22:24:20 -0500 )edit

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