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EP-Quick

Description

EP-Quick (http://www.glazersoftware.com/ep-quick.htm) creates input files for many different buildings using built in templates for the shape and zone layout. By using templates for commonly shaped buildings and zone layouts, the time needed to create an EnergyPlus input file is greatly reduced and it works for any sized building building. Version 1.0 was released in April 2005. EP-Quick is available for download at no cost. Start by pressing the “NEW” button, selecting a template and the types of floors. Once a template is selected, zoning and shape are fixed but the overall dimension of the building can be changed. The buildings are “prismatic” and are the same shape and size on all floors. Windows and doors may be added and constructions and schedules may be modified. Use main “tree” interface to examine and modify the many different details of the building. The main parts of the tree are: Overall Geometry – depth, width Building – roof, floor, interior constructions Defaults – default values used in “Floorplans” Internal Gain Types – lighting, people, schedules Floorplans – zones, exterior walls, windows, etc Corners – locations of the building vertices Roof corners – locations of special roof vertices This is an open source project but has not been updated in several years. It does not support the latest versions of EnergyPlus.

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Major Capabilities:
Whole Building Energy Simulation
Building Type:
Commercial, Residential, Multi Family
Keywords:
EnergyPlus
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Platform:
Windows
Pricing:
Free
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Last Software Update:
January 2, 2010