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Simergy: Practitioner-Oriented Graphical User Interface for EnergyPlus
CR-2998

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:

ADVANTAGES:

Interface capabilities include:

ABSTRACT:

Simergy is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the DOE building energy simulation program EnergyPlus for modeling building heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation and other energy flows. Simergy was designed with extensive input and review from design practitioners and other stakeholders. The overall development was led by LBNL and the software development was led by Digital Alchemy, with contributions from Infosys Technologies Ltd, The Trane Company and Hydro-Québec.

Version 1.0 was released in July 2013, and version 1.1 was released in April 2014.

STATUS: Source code available for licensing. Executable file is free to download and use; go to http://simergy.lbl.gov for the latest version.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For information, training videos and the latest version of Simergy, go to http://simergy.lbl.gov.

Following are sample pages from the GUI:

simergy screen - floor plan

simergy screen - floor plan

simergy screen - floor plan

simergy screen - floor plan

SEE THESE OTHER BERKELEY LAB TECHNOLOGIES IN THIS FIELD:

EnergyPlus: Energy Simulation Software for Buildings, CR-2118

REFERENCE NUMBER: CR-2998

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