Guide for Module Developers — EnergyPlus 8.4

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What is a module developer?[LINK]

A module developer is someone who is going to add to the simulation capabilities of EnergyPlus. Someone, for instance, who is interested in adding code to model a new type of HVAC equipment. The most straightforward way of doing this is to create a new program module – hence the term “module developer”. Another kind of module developer would be the adaptation of an existing “legacy” code to EnergyPlus.

In EnergyPlus, one of the first steps in creating a new component model is to define the input. So, before we discuss modules in more detail, we must first describe the EnergyPlus input.