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Title: OpenStudio: An Open Source Integrated Analysis Platform; Preprint

Abstract

High-performance buildings require an integrated design approach for all systems to work together optimally; systems integration needs to be incorporated in the earliest stages of design for efforts to be cost and energy-use effective. Building designers need a full-featured software framework to support rigorous, multidisciplinary building simulation. An open source framework - the OpenStudioSoftware Development Kit (SDK) - is being developed to address this need. In this paper, we discuss the needs that drive OpenStudio's system architecture and goals, provide a development status report (the SDK is currently in alpha release), and present a brief case study that illustrates its utility and flexibility.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1032670
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-51836
TRN: US201202%%273
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at Building Simulation 2011, 14-16 November 2011, Sydney, Australia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMPUTERS; ARCHITECTURE; DESIGN; FLEXIBILITY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; BUILDINGS; OpenStudio Software Development Kit; SDK; high-performance buildings; systems integration; software framework; multidisciplinary building simulation; open source analysis platform; integrated whole-building energy analysis; EnergyPlus; radiance simulation tools

Citation Formats

Guglielmetti, R, Macumber, D, and Long, N. OpenStudio: An Open Source Integrated Analysis Platform; Preprint. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Guglielmetti, R, Macumber, D, & Long, N. OpenStudio: An Open Source Integrated Analysis Platform; Preprint. United States.
Guglielmetti, R, Macumber, D, and Long, N. Thu . "OpenStudio: An Open Source Integrated Analysis Platform; Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032670.
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