What is it?
OpenStudio® is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modelling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open-source (LGPL) project to facilitate community development, extension, and private-sector adoption.
The graphical applications include the OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in, OpenStudio Application, and the Parametric Analysis Tool. The SketchUp Plug-in and the Openstudio Application are maintained by the OpenStudio Coalition, which was founded to maintain and develop these graphical applications for the building energy modelling community.
Who is it for?
OpenStudio allows building researchers and software developers to quickly get started through its multiple entry levels, including access through C++, Ruby, Python and C#. Users can leverage the Ruby interface to create OpenStudio Measures that can be easily shared and applied to OpenStudio Models.
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