Easy EnergyPlus

Easy EnergyPlus is a Chinese language interface for EnergyPlus that is being developed by the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University in China. The beta version of Easy EnergyPlus can accept input data required by EnergyPlus and run a simulation with the EnergyPlus engine. Nearly all of the interface is in Chinese, including menus, toolbars, labels, and lists. Entering input data in Chinese characters is also supported. The interface also lists the common construction materials in the Chinese market and allows the selection of popular HVAC systems in China. Easy EnergyPlus was created to acquaint more Chinese people with EnergyPlus and help improve energy consumption calculation and analysis in China. Easy EnergyPlus is currently only compatible with EnergyPlus version 1.4. Screen Shots

Keywords

N/A

Validation/Testing

None—EnergyPlus is independently validated.

Expertise Required

Experience with EnergyPlus; knowledge of building physics.

Users

1,000+ users in China.

Audience

EnergyPlus users in China.

Input

Complete building description using EnergyPlus objects.

Output

EnergyPlus input file (IDF); EnergyPlus results.

Computer Platform

Windows

Programming Language

Visual Basic.

Strengths

Chinese language interface for EnergyPlus; entering input data in Chinese characters; selection of popular HVAC systems in China.

Weaknesses

Based on an older version of EnergyPlus (v1.4).

Contact

Company:

Tianjin University

Address:

China

E-mail:

energyplus.chinese@gmail.com

Website:

www.airfilter.org.cn

Availability

Free. To download, visit www.airfilter.org.cn