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EnergyPlus Tutorial Notes

These are the notes taken while preparing for the E+ tutorial at UCL in October-December 2019

Software Required

  1. For viewing/editting text files, Notepad++: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
  2. For viewing ESO/MTR results, xEsoView: http://xesoview.sourceforge.net/, or DesignBuilder Results Viewer: https://designbuilder.co.uk/download/release-software
  3. For viewing geometry, e.g. DXF, use autodesk viewers: https://www.autodesk.co.uk/viewers/all-viewers
  4. For viewing geometry (and model details) directly from IDF: Sketchup + OpenStudio plugin, Sketchup 2017: https://help.sketchup.com/en/downloading-older-versions, OpenStudio v2.6 (for E+ v8.9): https://github.com/NREL/OpenStudio/releases/tag/v2.6.0

Online Tutorials

There are a number of good online resources available for learning EnergyPlus from scratch. These include:

  1. The official E+ website and documentation: https://energyplus.net
  2. Tutorial videos by GARDAnalytics: https://www.youtube.com/user/GARDAnalytics
  3. For questions and answers, UnmetHours: https://unmethours.com/questions/, lots of helpful people there

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