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Title: Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint

Abstract

Building energy modeling and analysis is currently a time-intensive, error-prone, and nonreproducible process. This paper describes the scripting platform of the OpenStudio tool suite (http://openstudio.nrel.gov) and demonstrates its use in several contexts. Two classes of scripts are described and demonstrated: measures and free-form scripts. Measures are small, single-purpose scripts thatconform to a predefined interface. Because measures are fairly simple, they can be written or modified by inexperienced programmers.

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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:
1050767
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-54774
TRN: US201218%%1540
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2012, 1-3 August 2012, Madison, Wisconsin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; BUILDINGS; COMPUTER CODES; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY ANALYSIS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; building energy modeling and analysis (BEMA); OpenStudio Software; graphical user interfaces

Citation Formats

Hale, Elaine, Macumber, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, and Goldwasser, David. Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Hale, Elaine, Macumber, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, & Goldwasser, David. Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint. United States.
Hale, Elaine, Macumber, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, and Goldwasser, David. Wed . "Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1050767.
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abstractNote = {Building energy modeling and analysis is currently a time-intensive, error-prone, and nonreproducible process. This paper describes the scripting platform of the OpenStudio tool suite (http://openstudio.nrel.gov) and demonstrates its use in several contexts. Two classes of scripts are described and demonstrated: measures and free-form scripts. Measures are small, single-purpose scripts thatconform to a predefined interface. Because measures are fairly simple, they can be written or modified by inexperienced programmers.},
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