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IDF file from BeOpt or Residential BCL Library

asked 2022-10-09 14:20:56 -0600

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updated 2022-10-10 09:47:38 -0600

I have been trying to set-up a realistic energy model. I have been using BeOpt for its simplicity and ease along with residential appliances and schedules, however I would like to get more data. I can't seem to find the IDF to run the BeOpt file in Energy Plus itself.

Does anyone have any recommendation for residential appliance schedules in Open Studio? I cant find any measures or libraries.

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answered 2022-10-10 10:13:19 -0600

The BEopt IDF file can be found by going to the Tools > Open Data Dir menu after running simulations. If you just ran a large analysis (e.g., an optimization), then BEopt will not store every input/output file because that would take a lot of space, so you can regenerate the input file for any building by selecting the point in the output graph and going to the Tools > Generate Simulation Input Files menu.

Note that BEopt v2.8 is running EnergyPlus 8.8. A new release of BEopt (v3) will be coming out in a couple months that will be connected to the latest EnergyPlus 22.2.

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