OpenStudio

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OpenStudio is a free plugin for the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files. The plugin also allows you to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results without leaving SketchUp



 



"OpenStudio is a free plugin for the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files. The plugin also allows you to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results without leaving SketchUp."

References

  1. EnergyPlus: OpenStudio
  2. YouTube: OpenStudio

External Resources

  • Software Helps Design Energy Stingy Buildings (w/ Video), PHYSORG.com
  • Green Building's Open-Source Push, BusinessWeek