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Author Ellis, Peter G.

Title Energy design plugin [electronic resource] : an EnergyPlus plugin for SketchUp : preprint / P.G. Ellis and P.A. Torcellini, D.B. Crawley.

Imprint Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.17:NREL/CP-550-43569    ---  Available
Description 8 p. : digital, PDF file
Series NREL/CP ; 550-43569
Conference paper (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.))
System Details Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed August 26, 2008).
"August 2008."
"Conference paper."
"Presented at IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2008 Conference Berkeley, California 30 July - 1 August, 2008."
Summary This paper describes the Energy Design Plugin, a new software plugin that aims to integrate simulation as a tool during the earliest phases of the design process. The plugin couples the EnergyPlus whole-building simulation engine to the Google SketchUp[Trademark] drawing program. Leveraging the powerful SketchUp application programming interface, we developed a plugin that extends the capabilities of SketchUp to allow EnergyPlus building models to be developed in 3-D while taking advantage of all of the native SketchUp capabilities, including intuitive tools, different rendering modes, and realistic shading. The model geometry can be saved to create an EnergyPlus input file. Existing input files can be opened, edited in the SketchUp environment, and saved again. Already well-established as a popular tool among architects and designers, SketchUp offers a familiar, easy-to-use interface that, when coupled with the plugin, could make building energy simulation more accessible for architects, designers, and students during the design process.
Subject EnergyPlus (Computer software)
Computer-aided engineering.
Architecture and energy conservation -- Computer simulation.
Added Author Torcellini, Paul A.
Crawley, D. B.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy.
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-04 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.17:NREL/CP-550-43569

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