Tips and Tricks for Using EnergyPlus — EnergyPlus 9.1

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HVAC System Types[LINK]

What kind of systems are available in EnergyPlus?

EnergyPlus HVAC systems input is flexible, so many different types of systems can be built using the basic available components. There are also compound components which represent common equipment types, and HVACTemplate systems which simplify the input for specific systems. This list gives an overview of HVAC objects in EnergyPlus:

HVAC Templates

Zone HVAC Forced Air Units

Zone HVAC Radiative/Convective Units

Zone HVAC Air Loop Terminal Units



Evaporative Coolers

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Heat Recovery

Unitary Equipment

Variable Refrigerant Flow Equipment

Air Distribution


Solar Collectors

Plant Heating and Cooling Equipment

Condenser Equipment and Heat Exchangers

Water Heaters and Thermal Storage

Plant-Condenser Loops