Leveraging OpenStudio's Application Programming Interfaces: Preprint.
Author: Long, N.; Ball, B.; Goldwasser, D.; Parker, A.; Elling, J.; Davis, O.; Kruchten, D.
Pages/Volumes: 9 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Notes: Presented at the IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, 25-28 August 2013, Chambery
Document Type: Conference Paper
Subject Code Description: Buildings
Abstract: OpenStudio development efforts have been focused on providing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) where users are able to extend OpenStudio without the need to compile the open source libraries. This paper will discuss the basic purposes and functionalities of the core libraries that have been wrapped with APIs including the Building Model, Results Processing, Advanced Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, and Data Interoperability through Translators. Several building energy modeling applications have been produced using OpenStudio's API and Software Development Kits (SDK) including the United States Department of Energy's Asset ScoreCalculator, a mobile-based audit tool, an energy design assistance reporting protocol, and a portfolio scale incentive optimization analysis methodology. Each of these software applications will be discussed briefly and will describe how the APIs were leveraged for various uses including high-level modeling, data transformations from detailed building audits, error checking/quality assurance of models, and use of high-performance computing for mass simulations.
Accession Number: 58520
Library Notes: NPL-1311 REV
Report Numbers: CP-5500-58520
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