New version of BEopt

asked 2021-01-25 10:30:27 -0500

jpierce gravatar image

updated 2021-01-25 14:11:14 -0500

Can we please get a new version of BEopt? Even a simple maintenance release would be much appreciated i.e; there have been many efforts to improve the performance of EnergyPlus, including optimizations for heat pump water heaters (an increasingly common technology), but we are unable to take advantage of this and may endure exceedingly long run times as a result.*

I recall that DOE has previously said they've virtually deprecated BEopt, but this seems a grave error given the utility of the tool, and potentially increased use it could receive with minor maintenance.

*Unfortunately, efforts to manually replace the EnergyPlus 8.8 used by BEopt with 9.4, 9.1 or even 8.9 yields the errors BEopt warns about when it detects something other than 8.8

P.S. There's also the long-standing bug regarding finished basements, that would be nice to have fixed as well.

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