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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Questions about EnergyPlus

Dear Allen

    As fas as I know, there are some third-party software which can 
be used for the setup of buildings. But I am using the IDF editor to 
input the construction of the building right now. I have no idea 
whether the IFC to IDF converter will be helpful.
    Based on my experience with the software, I know how to 
calculate the annual heating and cooling load of the building 
without HVAC system, or let the zone temperture float without any 
air conditioning. But the natural ventilation part, I really do not 
know much.
    Wish this would help you

--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bing Dong 
<allen_dongenergy@y...> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am a beginner in EnergyPlus. I have several questions below. I 
hope some helps from you experts. Thank you. 
> Can EnergyPlus set up the building model directly or a thirty 
party support tool has to be used? I know that now there is a 
converter called IFCtoIDF, which is a utility for importing building 
geometry from commercial CAD tools into EnergyPlus. However, it is 
easier to setup the model in EnergyPlus directly. 
> Another question is that can EnergyPlus do naturally ventilated 
building without HVAC system? 
> Thank you very much
> Best Regards,
> Allen
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