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EnergyPlus 8.7.0

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released EnergyPlus version 8.7.0. There were many bug fixes and prominent new features this release. 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 v8.7.0 has been developed and tested on all of these platforms

Changelog for EnergyPlus 8.7.0-78a111d

Consists of pull requests merged in since the last release - starting with SHA 198c6a3

New Features

  • #5705 : Modeling HVAC Operational Faults – Chiller Supply Water Temperature Sensor Offset
  • #5740 : Fill Plant Equipment Autosizing Gaps
  • #5766 : Modeling HVAC Operational Faults (1) Condenser Supply Water Temperature Sensor Offset (2) Cooling Tower Scaling
  • #5786 : Modeling HVAC Operational Faults – Coil Supply Air Temperature Sensor Offset
  • #5797 : Thermostat based on Adaptive Thermal Comfort Model
  • #5882 : Hybrid Zone Model
  • #5901 : Add Kiva foundation heat transfer calculations
  • #5924 : Allow polygonal windows in AirflowNetwork
  • #5928 : Add EIO tables to new Tabular summary report
  • #5929 : Hybrid Ventilation Controls with CO2 and Adaptive Temperatures plus new Minimum Operation Time
  • #5943 : Variable Speed DX Coil Enhancements
  • #5947 : Add the latest LCC fuel escalation factors from NIST 2016
  • #5957 : Connect Zone HVAC Unit Ventilator to DOA
  • #5970 : Simple Tower Autosizing 25.6C inlet WB does not comply with 90.1-G #5020
  • #5976 : Allowed SetpointManager:Coldest to work with single-duct systems
  • #5983 : Water coil autosizing expanded to allow specifying design water temperature difference separately for each coil
  • #5988 : Add Adaptive Thermal Comfort Thermostat Control
  • #5989 : Fault Modeling for Fouling of Boilers, Chillers, and Evaporative Coolers
  • #5994 : New feature - ASHRAE 90.1 SZVAV control for Unitary Systems
  • #6000 : Revise plant and condenser loop volume autocalculate and add new field for loop circulation time
  • #6011 : Allow Use of Curves and Tables for Wind Pressure Coefficient Profiles
  • #6014 : New fan input object Fan:SystemModel
  • #6017 : Allow regular expressions as keys for Output:Variable
  • #6021 : AFN Duct Radiation
  • #6045 : IDF Editor add validation check option, multiple object delete and duplicate, fix Schedule:TypeLimits case sensitive

Performance Enhancements

  • #6018 : Update SQLite library

Defects Repaired

  • #5718 : Fix errors in energy+idd
  • #5727 : Add missing lists of valid object type/name in AirLoopHVAC:OutdoorAirSystem:EquipmentList, Branch, PlantEquipmentList, CondenserEquipmentList objects
  • #5740 : Fill Plant Equipment Autosizing Gaps
  • #5855 : Fan Coil control may fail when used with DOAS as inlet to fan coil
  • #5902 : Fix ConvertESOMTR when ESO data dictionary not ended properly
  • #5918 : Fix parallel fan-powered induction unit zone fan controls
  • #5920 : Processing of non-rectangular window surfaces
  • #5928 : Add EIO tables to new Tabular summary report
  • #5937 : Fix Help menu in EP-Launch to align with PDF file names
  • #5940 : Coil:Heating:Fuel changed to accept Propane
  • #5942 : Add warning when Meter:Custom references another Meter:Custom
  • #5945 : Fix daylighting table columns in lighting summary report
  • #5946 : VRF terminal unit PLR limit warnings under low heating loads
  • #5947 : Add the latest LCC fuel escalation factors from NIST 2016
  • #5951 : Fix Output:Table:Annual references to schedules not showing name in column heading
  • #5955 : #5697 Economizer with preheat bringing in excess OA
  • #5960 : 5958 - Correct indexing of ElecRadSys and SurfaceGroup objects
  • #5967 : ObjexxFCL minor update to correct public visibility of protected methods and data
  • #5973 : Hot water preheat coil now runs when economizing
  • #5978 : Order of setpoint managers can cause fatal missing setpoint error for Controller:WaterCoil controlling
  • #5979 : Zone-level equipment output may not match system outputs when there is significant thermostat setpoint change
  • #5980 : EMPD R-coating bugfix
  • #5981 : Ecoroof Material:RoofVegetation fails with NANs if the input value for initial moisture is greater than max moisture
  • #5986 : Changed Fuel Type field as required in Coil:Cooling:DX:MultiSpeed and…
  • #5990 : People object changed to no longer require fields not needed for adaptive comfort models
  • #5992 : Autosizing of heating coil UA failed for Coil:Heating:Water for plant loop exit temperature below 45C #5638
  • #5993 : Prevent crash in ZoneHVAC:LowTemperatureRadiant:* when the system is heat-only or cool-only
  • #5996 : Addressed documentation Issues - October-December 2016 #5896
  • #6000 : Revise plant and condenser loop volume autocalculate and add new field for loop circulation time
  • #6002 : Initialization output cleanup - eio output and table output
  • #6003 : AirToAir Heat Pump Maximum Supply Air Temperature Not Working
  • #6008 : Report correct outputs of AFN Surface Venting Window or Door Opening …
  • #6012 : Constant COP chiller sizing is broken and leads to zero chiller energy consumption #6010
  • #6024 : Corrects multispeed DX cooling coil RH>100 issue
  • #6026 : Corrected surface convection calculation with AirRef ZoneSupplyAirTemp
  • #6034 : Improved sizing for Coil:Cooling:DX bypass factor
  • #6035 : Coil:*:WaterToAirHeatPump:EquationFit show unreasonable low/high outlet water temperatures
  • #6038 : Facility Electric output variables do not show in rdd file
  • #6041 : Terminal unit reheat coils size to zero when zone has no design heating load #6006
  • #6045 : IDF Editor add validation check option, multiple object delete and duplicate, fix Schedule:TypeLimits case sensitive
  • #6054 : Correct surface convection calculation with AirRef = ZoneSupplyAirTemp with zero supply flow
  • #6057 : Autosized nominal capacity and design water flow rate are set to hard sized values for Hot Water Boilers #6053
  • #6060 : Heating only AirloopHVAC:UnitarySystem crashes during sizing for DX multispeed heating coil
  • #6065 : GroundHeatExchanger:Slinky plant initialization corrected, fix severe error
  • #6066 : Fix initialization issue in OutputProcessor related to reporting frequency
  • #6067 : Fix SQLite errors table to include fatal errors generated inside main loop's partial transaction
  • #6068 : Output informational error messages
  • #6071 : Add Single-Sided Wind Pressure Coefficient Calculation Documentation
  • #6073 : Updated coefficients for Displacement Ventilation Model

Under the Hood Restructuring

  • #5967 : ObjexxFCL minor update to correct public visibility of protected methods and data