[Bldg-sim] Update on EnergyPlus Releases

Michael J Witte mjwitte at gard.com
Thu Apr 24 10:14:47 PDT 2014

The new version will support the current idf input format.  No changes 
in tools are required.

On 4/24/2014 9:13 AM, Simge Andolsun wrote:
> Dear Michael Witte,
> In the new EnergyPlus version, will there be significant changes in 
> the IDF Editor such as the general class structure, the way the 
> objects are created under each class etc.? In other words, would the 
> interfaces written based on the objects of IDF Editor have to go 
> through drastic changes or do overs in order to work with the new 
> EnergyPlus version? I would appreciate it very much if you could give 
> us a little information about these points.
> Thanks in advance,
> Best Regards,
> Simge Andolsun, PhD.
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Michael J Witte <mjwitte at gard.com 
> <mailto:mjwitte at gard.com>> wrote:
>     For the past several years there have been two annual releases of
>     DOE’s energy simulation engine EnergyPlus, in April and October.
>     In 2014, we are skipping the April release. EnergyPlus has
>     recently been translated from FORTRAN to C++ (see announcement at
>     http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energyplus-boosts-building-efficiency-help-autodesk),
>     and additional time was needed to complete the transition which
>     included not only the program itself but also its development
>     environment and processes. The transition is expected to be fully
>     complete in the summer. The next EnergyPlus release will be in the
>     fall of 2014, and we hope to announce a firm date—as well as new
>     features—in the next month or two.
>     The EnergyPlus Development Team
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