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How to use Openstudio-HPXML zip file for residential building energy simulation

asked 2022-04-17 23:53:31 -0500

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updated 2022-04-18 10:49:03 -0500

I want to do highrise residential building energy simulation and find out about HPXML. I have downloaded the zip file but wanted to know use the same in openstudio

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@Dinesh what tool are you using to generate the HPXML file? BEopt?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-04-18 10:49:54 -0500 )edit

I have downloaded it from github. I am new in the space and looking to analyse residential building in India and cant find the option in openstudio userinput or anywhere.

Dinesh's avatar Dinesh  ( 2022-04-18 22:36:54 -0500 )edit

@Dinesh could you provide a link to the Github repository that you downloaded the HPXML file from? That might help others provide better help.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-04-19 12:37:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2022-04-22 09:43:38 -0500

updated 2022-04-22 09:44:31 -0500

OpenStudio-HPXML is really meant to be used by user interfaces or automated software workflows, where the software produces an HPXML file to describe a home and then runs OpenStudio-HPXML for the EnergyPlus simulation. There's nothing that stops an end user from using it directly, of course, but most end users will find it too difficult to create an HPXML file manually.

Note that HPXML is used for a variety of different use cases beyond energy modeling. So while there are a lot of software tools that can produce a HPXML file for you, these HPXMLs typically do not have sufficient detail to run OpenStudio-HPXML and produce EnergyPlus results. Software tools need to be specifically designed or updated to be able to produce an HPXML file compatible with OpenStudio-HPXML.

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Also note that the next release of BEopt, version 3, will be connected to OpenStudio-HPXML. In other words, it can be used as a residential user interface to run EnergyPlus simulations via OpenStudio-HPXML, or it can be used as a user interface to produce HPXML files compatible with OpenStudio-HPXML (for further manipulation downstream).

shorowit's avatar shorowit  ( 2022-04-23 12:11:36 -0500 )edit

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