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EnergyPlus 8.6.0

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released EnergyPlus version 8.6.0. The focus of this release was predominantly on bug fixes and code robustness, though some priority new features did get implemented. The full changelog for this release cycle is listed below. For more information about EnergyPlus, please visit www.energyplus.net.

Platforms

  • Windows 7 & 8: 32 and 64-bit versions
  • Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 and compatible) 64 bit versions; (RHEL-compatible versions may be available via Helpdesk)
  • Mac OSX 10.9 64 bit versions
  • EnergyPlus v8.6.0 has been developed and tested on all of these platforms

Changelog for EnergyPlus 8.6.0-69631fe028

Consists of pull requests merged in since the last release - starting with SHA c87e61b

New Features

  • #5027 : New simple chilled water cooling panel
  • #5093 : Improved Effective Moisture Penetration Depth model
  • #5584 : Add Air Source Integrated Heat Pump and Fix Variable Speed Heat Pump Water Heater COP Bug
  • #5588 : Adds underground column to the Zone Summary table in IVRS
  • #5633 : Add Heat Recovery Capability for Variable Refrigerant Flow Simulations
  • #5634 : Add AirflowNetwork zone pressure control
  • #5646 : Intelligent Defaults for Minimum Flow Fraction on VAV Terminals
  • #5676 : Connect DOAS to more ZoneHVAC Equipment - PTAC, PTHP, VRF, and UnitarySystem
  • #5677 : Provided Crankcase heater outputs for Coil:Cooling:DX:MultiSpeed
  • #5698 : Allow ZoneCrossMixing to be used in overlapping zones and revise some mixing output variables
  • #5725 : More Daylighting Control Sensors/Integrate DElight
  • #5746 : Add an optional fuel type to OtherEquipment
  • #5809 : Add Heating Coil that can handle other fuel types
  • #5824 : Nightcycle manager new control types and zone lists
  • #5867 : EP-Launch-Lite (v2.0)

Performance Enhancements

  • #5776 : Improve ESO file write speed

Defects Repaired

  • #5312 : Fixed bug that showed opaque window when solar reflectance was zero.
  • #5485 : Stratified Tank Optimizations
  • #5561 : Fixed NAN causing fatal error due to negative velocity in CrossVentilation RoomAirModel
  • #5572 : Fixed the degree day bases used with the LEED and Climatic summaries
  • #5575 : Removing Deprecated Fields from Several Objects
  • #5580 : LEED Summary EAp2-4/5 report row shown in uppercase and document special end-use subcategory tags
  • #5582 : Remove OA flow rate dependency on Branch Maximum Flow Rate and deprecate the field
  • #5584 : Add Air Source Integrated Heat Pump and Fix Variable Speed Heat Pump Water Heater COP Bug
  • #5590 : Fully autosized version of 5ZoneWLHPPlantLoopTower runs very slow
  • #5593 : Address issue #5126 and a bug in the ExternalInterface
  • #5594 : Update life cycle cost tables to handle water utility tariff costs correctly
  • #5598 : Removed automatic reporting of tariff and lifecycle reports now they need to be explicitly requested.
  • #5609 : Fix air cooled absorption chiller heaters
  • #5615 : Fix LaTeX page numbers
  • #5616 : Add support for JtokWH conversion in leed table
  • #5621 : Documentation Fixups
  • #5624 : Correct crash with only single node reference in input check CheckNod…
  • #5632 : Correct ZoneHVAC system air flow rate to be the same as variable speed DX coil air flow to eliminate flow imbalance warnings
  • #5639 : Add rows for district heating and cooling virtual rate in LEED EAp2-3
  • #5642 : SPMs with same reference and set point node name should fatal
  • #5643 : Restore "Advanced Surface Concepts" in Eng Ref + Correct Display Equations that should be Inline
  • #5645 : Updated documentation on RunMultiDir.bat
  • #5647 : Fix various documentation bugs: equation delimitation, missing figure, missing table
  • #5649 : Put references to DOE2 BLAST and ParametricSpreadsheets in docs
  • #5651 : Added EMS On/Off Supervisory control for air loop water coils
  • #5652 : Fix to add opening area for windows to IVRS report.
  • #5654 : Fixing several NANs found in user file related to storage tanks
  • #5658 : Allowed venting availability to control openings with control mode ASHRAE55Adaptive or CEN15251Adaptive
  • #5660 : Trap uninitialized EMS variables and math failures, and warn for unused actuators
  • #5666 : Output:EnergyManagementSystem now creates .edd file
  • #5669 : Fix conversion of unitless variables to IP in tabular output and added missing conversions
  • #5670 : Fixed NAN problem with a horizontal door as a floor sub-surface in displacement ventilation room air model
  • #5671 : Use tighter limits on FCU water flow rate if RegulaFalsi iteration limit is exceeded
  • #5674 : Fix hang when using malformed Table:TwoIndependentVariables
  • #5678 : Fix array bound mismatch with transitioning 8.1 to 8.2 for ZoneHVAC:UnitHeater
  • #5680 : Fix WeatherProperty:SkyTemperature with weather file with small time intervals
  • #5690 : Replace missing EMS in example file LrgOff_GridStorageEMSSmoothing
  • #5691 : Corrections to WaterToAirHeatPump (WSHP) water flow control
  • #5694 : Fixed constant flow radiant heat not operating when it should
  • #5701 : Changes interpolation for wind direction when to do it properly around 0 degrees
  • #5702 : Provide warning for DX heating coil when DefrostEIR performance curve name is blank and defrost method is reverse cycle
  • #5703 : Correct OA controller mixed air node set point calculation to allow values <0
  • #5707 : #4110 Correct Reverse Design Day testing so that results are identical
  • #5708 : Fixed incorrect array indices in ZoneMassConservation object report variables
  • #5709 : Fixed NaN in heat balance due to not enclosed space
  • #5713 : Fix memory allocation bug in FMI libraries.
  • #5715 : #5524 ZoneHVAC:OutdoorAirUnit reported fan power and energy corrected with exhaust fan
  • #5716 : Eliminate warning for zones with <6 surfaces and improve warning for <4 surfaces
  • #5717 : Added support for tool coupling.
  • #5719 : Tables of One and Two Independent Variables do not allow extrapolation when appropriate
  • #5721 : Airflow network distribution outputs for node pressure and flow now report zero when the distribution system is off
  • #5724 : Correct UnitarySystem and Multispeed Heat Pump heat recovery calculation to honor maximum outlet temperature
  • #5731 : Detect interior movable insulation used with internal source/sink construction and fatal warning
  • #5732 : Replace the field name "controlled zone name" in two objects for consistency with other objects
  • #5735 : Fixing Typos in Documentation
  • #5736 : Documentation fixes
  • #5738 : AirloopHVAC:UnitarySystem using Control Type = Load fixed to properly control multistage heating coil
  • #5741 : Fix diffuse Solar when using shading with transmittance schedule
  • #5743 : Add auto-sizing capability for Nominal Air Flow Rate and Nominal Air Face Velocity in Desiccant BalancedFlow Performance DataType1 object
  • #5748 : ElectricLoadCenter:Distribution: Storage Charge Power Fraction Schedule Name was not a Schedule
  • #5751 : Corrections to sizing simulation logging to fix crashes, subtimesteps, and report during warmup
  • #5754 : Fixed heatpump water heater (HPWH) crash when Outdoor Air Node name is required but is blank
  • #5756 : Remove stray Unix newlines from error messages
  • #5758 : Use StdRhoAir to calculate OA mass flow rate for consistency
  • #5760 : 121174135 compute int thermal absorp factors movable insulation bugs
  • #5761 : #5400 water heater heat pump pumped condenser part load ratio calculation failed warning
  • #5762 : 124975981 Correction of Absorptivity Assignment in Movable Insulation
  • #5763 : Correct EMS parsing of RhovFnTdbRh and RhovFnTdbRhLBnd0C. Similar issue w…
  • #5774 : Addresses inconsistent reference hot water temperature are used to calculate density in water flow autosize
  • #5779 : Fixed heat exchanger sizing when used with ZoneHVAC:EnergyRecoveryVentilator
  • #5781 : Use standard air density to calculate oa mass flow rate in dual duct for consistency
  • #5782 : #5629 chiller electric eir air/evap cooled condenser outlet node conditions not correct and evap condenser water use = 0
  • #5784 : Create live url links for all URLs in documents.
  • #5785 : Fix Warnings Reported in Build Log for EngineeringReference
  • #5787 : AvailabilityManager:OptimumStart does not work with multiple air loops.
  • #5791 : Adds a warning when plant loop volume and operating flow rates are mismatched
  • #5792 : Fix EMS actuator initialization to Null at get input
  • #5794 : Fix Controller:OutdoorAir and Controller:MechanicalVentilation schedules and precedence of limits
  • #5798 : Movable Insulation Not Properly Incorporated into Interior Radiant Exchange
  • #5799 : rework unit test for initialization check
  • #5800 : Fan coil max iteration warnings
  • #5801 : Fix various documentation issues
  • #5804 : Correction of View Factors for Three or Less Surface Zones
  • #5810 : Implement new output variable Surface Internal User Specified Location Temperature for Construction:InternalSource
  • #5811 : Radiant baseboards, fill zone index to avoid hard crash
  • #5812 : Clean out OpenMP remnants
  • #5813 : Fix edge case for non-unique names in WindowMaterial:Gap
  • #5815 : Fixing calculation of EMPD surface mass transfer coefficient based on known heat-transfer coefficient
  • #5817 : Clean up various IDD issues and restore DisplayInputInAudit environment variable
  • #5826 : Fix DElight illuminance reference point zero outputs; other daylighting cleanup
  • #5829 : Fix plant coincident sizing logic problem
  • #5830 : Enforce full distribution of high temp radiant energy to surfaces and people
  • #5831 : Cooling Towers may fail to autosize tower UA
  • #5834 : Fix non-integrated water-side economizer minimum delta temperature control error
  • #5840 : EP-Launch remove multi-thread
  • #5850 : Low Temperature Radiant System Sizing Concerns and Pump Efficiency Bug
  • #5852 : For non-convex quad fix centroid calculation to avoid unrealistic z values
  • #5861 : Correction of Swimming Pool Evaporation Rate Bug and Documentation Errors
  • #5866 : Correct Scalable Sizing Crash for Various Zone Equipment
  • #5869 : Fix fatal error in GetInternalVariableValue when non-metered variable used on a custom meter
  • #5875 : Battery, storage, and other minor documentation fixes
  • #5876 : Fix memo and extensible flags on IDD object
  • #5877 : Don't fix up executables on CentOS
  • #5879 : Parallel fan-powered induction unit zone fan control improvements
  • #5881 : Change test tank height for heaters in stratified water heater

Under the Hood Restructuring

  • #5485 : Stratified Tank Optimizations
  • #5595 : ObjexxFCL Updates
  • #5627 : Refactor Controller:OutdoorAir functions