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What tutoring and collaborating services are available for EnergyPlus?

asked 2022-04-10 02:10:16 -0500

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updated 2022-04-10 10:05:54 -0500

I have a project where I want to model the performance characteristics of a passive solar greenhouse, and then use machine learning techniques for multi-criteria optimization. As a note, I have used the same AI/ML tools professionally and I already know how to calibrate and validate general models. I also have basic several years of performance data, as well as the environmental data, for an as-built that is similar to what I want to base the initial work off of (as well as full blue prints for that greenhouse).

As such I am looking for tutors and tutorial material, or someone to collaborate on this project willing to handle the initial EnergyPlus modelling. This is not an academic exercise, I am no longer in school, I plan to build the result on a small farm. Also, the guy that is providing the performance data from his greenhouse is planning to build another, and we plan to run the optimization for his as well. I am willing to pay for the tutoring and/or collaboration. I just have not found good places to start yet.

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answered 2022-04-10 10:21:01 -0500

@EBo finding support or consulting services isn't really the intent of Unmet Hours -- it was meant for people to ask specific questions about building energy modeling projects. You can see a similar discussion here when someone asked about finding OpenStudio measure writers for hire.

You can also read similar posts about EnergyPlus training here and here.

Here are some alternatives that you can use outside of Unmet Hours to find these services:

  1. Bldg-Sim email list (mentioned in the Unmet Hours post I linked to above)
  2. User Support pageon (includes links to various EnergyPlus resources)
  3. Building Energy Simulation Tools (BEST) Directory - Contains list of companies that provide EnergyPlus services for support & consulting as well as training (the same links for "Real-Time Email and Phone Support" & "EnergyPlus Training" on EnergyPlus User Support page, #2 above)

DISCLAIMER - I work at Big Ladder Software, one of the listed providers for both EnergyPlus training and support/consulting on the BEST directory.

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