Software interoperability for energy simulation

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This paper provides an overview of software interoperability as it relates to the energy simulation of buildings. The paper begins with a discussion of the difficulties in using sophisticated analysis tools like energy simulation at various stages in the building life cycle, and the potential for interoperability to help overcome these difficulties. An overview of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), a common data model for supporting interoperability under continuing development by the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) is then given. The process of creating interoperable software is described next, followed by specific details for energy simulation tools. The paper closes ... continued below

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Hitchcock, Robert J. July 31, 2002.

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This paper provides an overview of software interoperability as it relates to the energy simulation of buildings. The paper begins with a discussion of the difficulties in using sophisticated analysis tools like energy simulation at various stages in the building life cycle, and the potential for interoperability to help overcome these difficulties. An overview of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), a common data model for supporting interoperability under continuing development by the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) is then given. The process of creating interoperable software is described next, followed by specific details for energy simulation tools. The paper closes with the current status of, and future plans for, the ongoing efforts to achieve software interoperability.

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  • 2003 ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL (US), 01/25/2003--01/29/2003

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  • Report No.: LBNL--51244
  • Report No.: IO-486
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 813564
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc740948

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Hitchcock, Robert J. Software interoperability for energy simulation, article, July 31, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc740948/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.