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Fig.1 Benchmarks

EnergyPlus Benchmark Model Set

This set of models are selected from the examples shipped with EnergyPlus software. All models perform annual simulation and generate a same set of outputs for comparison purpose. This set can be used for testing differences between E+ versions, or for testing computer speed, as seen in the benchmark results.

Download: Benchmark set from E+ example models v7.0/7.1/7.2/8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/8.5/8.6

How to use it

The downloaded package contains jEPlus projects for EnergyPlus versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1 and 8.2. After unpacking the contents, open the relevant project file in jEPlus, and selecting the correct EnergyPlus executables on the Execution tab, you are ready to run the benchmark for your computer.


The benchmark model set contains the following example models delivered with EnergyPlus.

Fig.2 Version differences between 7.1 and 7.2
  1. 5ZoneAirCooled.imf
  2. 5ZoneCAVtoVAVWarmestTempFlow.imf
  3. 5ZoneElectricBaseboard.imf
  4. 5ZoneNightVent2.imf
  5. 5ZoneWarmest.imf
  6. 5zoneWaterSystems.imf
  7. ChangeoverBypassVAV.imf
  8. DesiccantCVRh.imf
  9. DisplacementVent_1ZoneOffice.imf
  10. DualDuctConstVolGasHC.imf
  11. FanCoilAutoSize.imf
  12. FreeCoolingChiller.imf
  13. FurnaceWithDXSystem.imf
  14. gasAbsorptionChillerHeater.imf
  15. GSHP-GLHE.imf
  16. HeatPumpWaterHeater.imf
  17. HeatRecoveryElectricChiller.imf
  18. HVACTemplate-5ZonePurchAir.imf
  19. HVACTemplate-5ZoneVAVWaterCooled.imf
  20. PlateHeatExchanger.imf
  21. PurchAirWithDoubleFacadeDaylighting.imf
  22. RadHiTempElecTermReheat.imf
  23. RadLoTempHydrHeatCool.imf
  24. ReflectiveAdjacentBuilding.imf
  25. SupplyPlenumVAV.imf
  26. UnitVent5ZoneAuto.imf
  27. VAVSingleDuctReheatBaseboard.imf
  28. AirflowNetwork_MultiZone_SmallOffice_HeatRecoveryHXSL.imf

Also contained in the jEPlus projects are the following weather files:

  • DEU_Stuttgart.107380_IWEC.epw
  • ESP_Tarragona.081760_SWEC.epw
  • GBR_Aberdeen.Dyce.030910_IWEC.epw
  • GBR_Finningley.033600_IWEC.epw
  • GBR_London.Gatwick.037760_IWEC.epw
  • USA_CA_San.Francisco.Intl.AP.724940_TMY3.epw
  • USA_FL_Tampa.Intl.AP.722110_TMY3.epw
  • USA_IL_Chicago-OHare.Intl.AP.725300_TMY3.epw

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