Tips and Tricks for Using EnergyPlus — EnergyPlus 9.4

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Validation and Testing[LINK]

An important ongoing part of EnergyPlus development is testing using industry standard methods as major builds are completed. The goal is to make EnergyPlus as bug-free as possible. Three major types of tests are currently conducted:

  • Analytical tests:

  • HVAC tests, based on ASHRAE Research Project 865

  • Building fabric tests, based on ASHRAE Research Project 1052

  • Comparative tests:

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2007

  • International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) BESTest (Building Energy Simulation Test) methods not yet in Standard 140

  • EnergyPlus HVAC Component Comparative tests

  • EnergyPlus Global Heat Balance tests

  • Release and executable tests

For detailed reports, please use the following link: