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Visual interface for HVAC in EnergyPlus

asked 2020-02-10 07:21:31 -0500

mayks gravatar image

updated 2020-02-12 17:27:16 -0500

Hello, I wanted to know if EnergyPlus offers a visual interface for the HVAC system. If not, what program can be used to represent visually the system and then couple it to EnergyPlus.

It would be better if the program can also simulate it, even though I will use energyplus to model it.

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answered 2020-02-10 10:40:53 -0500

updated 2020-02-11 11:50:10 -0500

There are lots of BEM software with an EnergyPlus backend that can do this:

Those are the first that come to mind with established HVAC GUIs. Comment below if I am missing any.

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Thank you, Could you please tell me how can I couple EnergyPlus model with OpenStudio App so I can get a visual representation of the HVAC system? Or with another program you have mentioned. Is there any kind of tutorial ?

mayks gravatar image mayks  ( 2020-02-11 02:17:53 -0500 )edit
mdahlhausen gravatar image mdahlhausen  ( 2020-02-11 10:06:17 -0500 )edit

You could add Simergy and Ladybug/Grasshopper (I think). Also it is Trace 3D Plus. You might want to just add a link to https://www.buildingenergysoftwaretoo...

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2020-02-11 10:20:22 -0500 )edit

I added Simergy. Ladybug/Grasshopper doesn't have a visual interface for HVAC layout as the user requested.

mdahlhausen gravatar image mdahlhausen  ( 2020-02-11 11:50:39 -0500 )edit

Thank you! This is so helpful!!

mayks gravatar image mayks  ( 2020-02-12 01:23:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-07-15 21:41:26 -0500

What is your experience with Simergy? Do you feel that it is mostly feature complete? I have used OpenStudio. I was planning to move to Design Builder or IESVE but in doing a product review, Simergy appears to be worthy of consideration as well. I am looking for feedback from recent users.

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