DOE said EnergyPlus v7.0 features a number of enhancements. New features include: significant speed increases for simulations; new input data sets for HVAC equipment performance for rooftop packaged air conditioners and heat pumps; expanded library of refrigerant data to include R-407a and superheated CO2 properties; new input data set for exhaust-fired chiller heater model; steam is now a “built-in” fluid property; and more.
EnergyPlus v7.0 is available free of charge for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Source code licenses are also available. For a list of all the new features and enhancements, click here.
Publication date: 01/02/2012