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  1. Validate E+ according to European standards

    I have found 1 report of E+ being validated according to the European NEN-EN-ISO 13791 standard, but that was over E+ version 8.2. As a European user I need to be able to show that E+ is validated against the standard mentioned above, as well as standards NEN-EN-ISO 15255 and NEN-EN-ISO 15256. The ASHRAE validation does not have the same level of authority on this side of the pond, since it has assumptions that are common for the US and Canadian market. EU countries simply approach energy use and indoor climate in a different way.

    Some people who are unfamiliar…

    3 votes
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  2. Improved Documentation for Thermal Energy Storage Systems

    Create an application guide around thermal energy storage system modeling in EnergyPlus. Focus on how these systems should be built up topologically, controlled, where EMS hooks are most beneficial, how sizing interactions result in the final system size, etc. These systems are quite often used as a comparison to a baseline so keeping the context of creating a baseline and comparing the proposed TES system to that baseline would be important.

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  3. EnergyPlus for Dummies

    Update the GettingStarted documentation to help new EnergyPlus users really understand what EnergyPlus is all about and how to start becoming productive energy modelers using EnergyPlus. Assume that the readers of the GettingStarted documentation do not know anything about modeling. It would assume nothing about the user and walk them through the process introducing a bunch of different concepts at simple level. It would build off the approach used in GettingStarted but would be enhanced with addressing the many issues that we know that new users have when starting with EnergyPlus. It would also include a links on how to…

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  4. Air-Side Applications Guide Documentation

    There is currently very little guidance on the assembly and control of air distribution components and controls to create a functioning system. Create a new document called “Air-Side Application Guide” to help users better understand which objects are need and how they should be assembled to properly model various HVAC air-side system configurations. The document would include diagrams of EnergyPlus objects as well as common engineering diagrams of the same systems. This would build off the success of the current Plant Application Guide.

    4 votes
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