OpenStudio Enhancements to Support Energy Retrofit Projects
Our goal is to enhance the functionality of OpenStudio to support retrofit projects, and enable project teams to easily integrate energy, lighting and airflow modeling into their design workflows.
What is OpenStudio?
The software enhancements will support modeling of physically based lighting layouts including daylight integrated photocontrol. These capabilities will continue to reach greater levels of interoperability with BIM applications via BIMserver integration. By extending beyond core energy model geometric information, more detailed lighting analyses can be performed.
The enhancements to OpenStudio and Radiance will be embedded into the OpenStudio application platform and Building Component Library Measures. This allows open source access to both OpenStudio and Radiance for developers.
The extensions to OpenStudio and Radiance will be developed by Penn State & CBEI team members, with review by NREL and LBNL developers. Daylighting measures in BP4 will be expanded to address electric lighting layouts through new modules and a space-level control system analysis and optimization tool.
Look for webinars hosted by CBEI to demonstrate enhanced functionality of the software platforms.
OpenStudio software extension code for lighting and interoperability functions.
February 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2016
1. Create OpenStudio code to support enhanced daylighting analysis, improved airflow network analysis and fundamental IFC integration (Apr. 30, 2015)
2. Improved lighting and IFC integration with OpenStudio (Apr. 30, 2016)
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Consortium for Building Energy Innovation
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
TNO (The Netherlands)
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