Simple to use interface for EnergyPlus. Creates a rectangular model (shoebox) of a direct gain passive solar building. Screen Shots
Direct gain, passive solar
N/A. Interface to another program.
The user should know how to run an input file with EnergyPlus.
New tool, available for web download.
Anyone interested in passive solar buildings and EnergyPlus.
The user manipulates the building model using check boxes and sliders. All units are the default units used by EnergyPlus.
Output is a text-format EnergyPlus input file (IDF) that can be opened with a text editor or any program that reads IDFs.
Windows, Mac OS/X
Easy to use.
Still in development.
Available for free download from web site.