Just a quick post to point out a couple of really useful tools.The first is a web-based tool for finding weather files for a location of interest. It’s similar to the Excel EPW finder tool we created a few years back, but much more modern looking. It is however missing a few of the useful […]
Having spent more hours than I care to imagine wading through EnergyPlus IDF files and writing custom Python scripts to do specific tasks, the work that has gone into writing Eppy is an absolute godsend. Little tweaks to IDF files that last week took half an hour to complete, today took five minutes. And that’s including looking how to use Eppy as I went along!
What is Eppy?
From the project’s tutorial page:
Eppy is a scripting language for EnergyPlus IDF files, and EnergyPlus output files. Eppy is written in the programming language Python. As a result it takes full advantage of the rich data structure and idioms that are available in python. You can programmatically navigate, search, and modify EnergyPlus idf files using eppy. The power of using a scripting language allows you to do the following:
So what does this matter? Here are some of the things you can do with eppy:
That’s certainly got me excited. If it has you worked up too, then go check it out.