1. Introduction to Building Energy Modeling 1.1. Fundamental concepts1.2. Historical perspectives1.3. What is OpenStudio?1.4. Overview of book structure2. Building envelope specification 2.1. Envelope concept and workflow overview2.2. Basic geometry workflow2.3. Introduction to space types and constructions2.4. Checkpoint 1 : Reader's first energy model with ideal loads2.5. Advanced envelope topics2.5.1. BIM interoperability2.5.2. Photovoltaics2.5.3. Shading surfaces3. Space Type Definitions 3.1. Space type concept overview3.2. Space type templates and data inheritance3.3. Load definition3.4. Schedules3.5. Introduction to the OpenStudio Standards Gem3.5.1. Prototype models3.5.2. Automated code compliance3.6. Checkpoint 2: Creating custom space type definitions4. Introduction to Mechanical Systems 4.1. Overview of basic HVAC concepts4.2. Model zoning4.3. System topologies and OpenStudio/EnergyPlus paradigms4.4. Sizing4.5. Weather and design day files4.6. Checkpoint 3: Using template mechanical systems5. Advanced HVAC Topics 5.1. Checkpoint 4: Air Loops5.2. Checkpoint 5: Plant Loops5.3. Checkpoint 6: Zone Equipment5.4. District Systems5.5. Checkpoint 7: Packaged HVAC control strategies6. OpenStudio Measures 6.1. Introduction to OpenStudio Measures6.2. Accessing and using existing Measures6.2.1. Energy efficiency measures6.2.2. Reporting measures6.2.3. Model creation measures and reference models6.3. Checkpoint 8: Introduction to Parametric Analysis7. Parametric Analysis 7.1. Introduction to OpenStudio Server7.2. Checkpoint 9: Sampling problems and uncertainty analysis7.3. Checkpoint 10: Sensitivity analysis7.4. Checkpoint 11: Optimization7.5. Checkpoint 12: Model calibration8. Daylighting Analysis 8.1. Introduction8.1.1. Radiance8.1.2. Daylighting-specific model objects8.2. Augmenting an energy model for daylighting analysis8.3. Checkpoint 13: Performing a basic daylighting analysis8.4. Checkpoint 14: Daylighting with advanced fenestration and controls9. The OpenStudio Software Development Kit <9.1. Overview, philosophy and examples9.2. Measure Authoring9.2.1. Checkpoint 15: Creating a new Measure9.2.2. Checkpoint 16: Adapting Measures9.2.3. Testing Measures9.3. The OpenStudio Command Line Interface (CLI)9.4. The OpenStudio Meta CLI10. Appendix A - Resources11. Appendix B - HVAC System "Glossary"
Dr. Larry J. Brackney joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2009, and works in the Commercial Buildings Research Group as a project manager leading the development of building energy analysis tools for the United States Department of Energy (DOE). He specializes in system modeling, control and embedded systems design, and analysis-led design process.. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Brackney taught electrical engineering at the University of Canterbury, and worked extensively in the automotive sector developing combustion and power train controls. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Andrew Parker joined NREL in 2010, and focuses on improving the usability of building energy analysis and design tools. He is an applications engineer for DOE's OpenStudio project, and regularly works with third-party developers, utilities, and architecture and engineering firms to create innovative energy analysis software and workflows. He earned his BS in Textile Engineering from North Carolina State University. Daniel Macumber joined NREL in 2008 and is a lead software developer for DOE's OpenStudio building energy modeling project. Daniel's areas of interest include building geometry representation, software interoperability, and urban-scale analysis. Prior to joining NREL, he developed algorithms and software for object tracking. He earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Kyle Benne joined NREL in 2007, and is a lead software developer for DOE's OpenStudio building energy analysis platform and EnergyPlus simulation engine. Kyle specializes in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems modeling and analysis. Prior to joining NREL, he was a graduate researcher on fluid mechanics and numerical simulation topics. He earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.