Upcoming OpenStudio Trainings
Recorded OpenStudio Webinars
Demo - OpenStudio Applications and SketchUp IntegrationFeb. 11th, 2014 - This demo will introduce you to the applications and plugins that make up the OpenStudio modeling ecosystem. Watch Chris click his way through the various features in OpenStudio.
Introduction to Energy Modeling with OpenStudioJan. 16th, 2014 - This high-level webinar will introduce you to the applications and plugins that make up the OpenStudio modeling ecosystem and teach you ways to leverage these applications to develop complex energy models and effective modeling workflows, apply crowd-sourced model components and improvements, and analyze models to identify design and improvement opportunities.
Demo - New Features in OpenStudio v1.3.0May. 6th, 2014 **we apologize that the first 5 minutes have been clipped**
1) Support for modeling refrigeration systems:
OpenStudio 1.3.0 introduces drag, drop and configuration capabilities to model the energy use of common commercial refrigeration systems (e.g. display cases and walk in coolers), including cascading systems. While this is not unique, the ability to integrate the energy impacts of refrigeration systems into a building’s heat balance at an adjustable sub-hourly time step provides tightly coupled feedback for estimating the interactions between energy systems.
2) Support for modeling VRF HVAC systems
OpenStudio provides drag, drop and configure capabilities for modeling VRF (Variable Flow Refrigerant) HVAC systems and controls of varying complexity. VRF systems can be configured to operate in either a ‘heat pump’ mode, (where the system operates in either heating or cooling mode) or in a heat recovery mode (where indoor units can recover and exchange heat with other indoor units operating in the opposite mode). In addition, the outdoor units can be configured to be air, water or evaporative cooled. User defined performance curves (generated from manufacturers published performance data) can now be used to describe equipment performance.
3) Support for modeling supply and return plenum configurations
Forced Air HVAC systems commonly use plenums for supplying and/or returning the conditioned air. This release of OpenStudio allows users to define and configure supply and return plenums that serve multiple conditioned zones. Plenums are considered unconditioned thermal zones and are composed of children OpenStudio spaces. The plenum zones can leverage OpenStudio’s space type definitions for rapid object and property assignments.
4) Support for incorporating ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) 50% measures
Thirty seven new OpenStudio measures from the ASHRAE K-2 and Small to Medium Office 50% AEDG have been added to the NREL BCL public measures library. These measures represent performance descriptions matching the published documents. As such, these measures contain the logic needed to easily & consistently transform OpenStudio models to evaluate potential savings from incorporating high performance building and system components. Easy application (drag and drop) of these measure to YOUR models will be demonstrated.
Introduction to Energy Modeling with OpenStudio – FREE LIVE Demo (NYSERDA focused)
Jan. 16th, 2014
How OpenStudio can be used to support PON 1601 New Construction Program activities
- Rapid creation and zoning of a building using the OpenStudio SketchUp plugin
- Rapid assignment of components to the building using the Building Component Library, including ASHRAE 90.1-2007 performance standards
- Using OpenStudio Measures to modify a building
- NREL BCL Measure Library – Public Domain
- OpenStudio Measures (ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides)
- EnergyPlus Measures
- Reporting Period Measures
- Customized Measures
- NREL BCL Measure Library – Public Domain
- Using the Parametric Analysis Tool to design and execute simulation studies, incorporating energy cost savings and LCCA feedback
- Viewing output (summary and detailed)
- Generating Reports
Discover New Features in OpenStudio v1.4.0July 22nd, 2014 - This webinar recording demos the most exciting new features in OpenStudio v1.4.0. As a licensed OpenStudio training and support organization, PSD is offering this webinar to raise awareness of the potential power of OpenStudio. The webinar is led by PSD’s Vice President of Research and Development, Chris Balbach.
What is OpenStudio?
Developed by NREL and the US Department of Energy, OpenStudio is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community development, extension, and private sector adoption. OpenStudio includes graphical interfaces along with a Software Development Kit (SDK).