Energy Plus to eQUEST

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Hi everyone
I would like to know, if there is a way to convert an EnergyPlus archive into eQUEST, I need to model a building in both programs and it will help me. I?m working with EnergyPlus V8 and eQUEST V3-64
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Mariana

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I think you can do other way round using DrawBDL. It can convert eQuest inp
into EnergyPlus IDF. You can only get the surfaces in IDF format, however.

Check this link http://www.drawbdl.com/

Hope this helps!

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Thanks Javed
I needed from EP to eQUEST. But it is nice to know about drawbdl. Probably in the future I will use it.
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Mariana

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Another option is to use something like green building studio which outputs an eQUEST and energyplus file.

Vikram Sami

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A third option is to use SIMEB developed by Hydro-Quebec and available for free on https://www.simeb.ca/index.php?). You need to register to get access to the download documents.
You can import a DOE (DOE2.1), inp (DOE2.2) and idf (E+) file and export in any format.

Hayssam Barhoun PEng, LEED AP, PhD, BEMP

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THAT is pretty awesome =)!

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NICK CATON, P.E.

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Thanks to all of you. I really apreciate it, I will try with SIMEB and let you know how it works.
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Mariana

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Hi Mariana, and others

Here is what SIMEB 3.0 beta 2 can do (available on https://www.simeb.ca/ after free registration)

- Import the geometry of IDF file (V5, V6,V7.X, need to verify 8.0). More success if the geometry has been created by the Open Studio plugin

- Import the geometry of inp file (DOE2.2), this feature has not been fully tested

- Once the occupancy, system details, etc. have been entered in SIMEB interface

o The DOE2.2 file created by SIMEB after launching DOE2.2 calculation can be exported in e-Quest V3-63 (need to verify V3-64). Also

o The IDF file created by SIMEB after launching EnergyPlus calculation (Using V 5.0) is available and can be edited. The release of a new version of SIMEB with EnergyPlus V7.2 engine is planned in November.

- The weather data section on the website allow to create an EnergyPlus weather file (idf), a DOE2 weather file (bin) or a SIMEB weather file (swdf) by uploading an idf file or a bin file.

So you can probably import your IDF geometry in SIMEB using the imported option of the "Geometric building Wizard", enter hypothetical load/systems details, launch the calculation using DOE2.2 engine, edit the inp file in e-Quest and enter the systems and loads. It is the best SIMEB can do for you specific need.

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Simon Sansregret, ing., M. Sc. A.

De : bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org [mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] De la part de Mariana Aristizabal
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Thanks to all of you.

I really apreciate it, I will try with SIMEB and let you know how it works.

Regards

Mariana

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Thanks Simon
It is really helpful.
Regards
Mariana
Subject: RE: [Bldg-sim] Energy Plus to eQUEST
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:05:10 -0400

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