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Simergy: A Free, Comprehensive Graphical User Interface for Energy Modeling with EnergyPlus
The Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) of Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory and the Buildings Technology Office of the
Department of Energy announce the launch of Simergy, a free graphical
user interface (GUI) that enables the whole-building energy modeling
engine, EnergyPlus, to be used more easily and effectively. Simergy
helps meet the building energy modeling needs of architects, mechanical
engineers, energy analysts, and sustainability consultants to enable
energy-efficient building design.
Simergy gives users access to the powerful modeling capabilities of EnergyPlus in an integrated energy-assessment workflow:
* Support for multiple design alternatives.
* Versatile geometry creation with 2-D and 3-D CAD import capabilities.
* Libraries and templates of construction materials, default
operating schedules, and HVAC equipment and templates for
conventional and low-energy HVAC systems.
* Drag-and-drop HVAC schematic editing that can be used to both
customize standard templates and create innovative designs from
* Customized summary reports and interactive visualization of
simulation results at different levels of detail.
For more information on the capabilities of Simergy and EnergyPlus, please watch a series of video tutorials and explore the guides, samples, and FAQs available on the Simergy website.
Simergy is funded by a private-public partnership between the Building Technologies Office (DOE), California Energy Commission, Infosys, Trane, Hydro-Québec and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. It was developed by a team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and is supported by software developer Digital Alchemy.
For more information, contact Philip Haves, PHaves@lbl.gov, 510-486-6512
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