EnergyPlus materials dataset




I thought CallFromEPConstructionLibrary uses EnergyPlus datasets, which our students are familiar with. But apparently I was mistaken and you are using another library. Can you please briefly inform me,

  • what material library Honeybee uses,

  • and if it is possible to access EnergyPlus materials dataset (e.g., ASHRAE_2005_HOF_Materials) from Honeybee.

Thanks for your outstanding support.


HB uses the datasets from OpenStudio (Check directory c:\ladybug\OpenStudio, or the default that is set on your machine). But there is also a file, userCustomEPLibrary.idf, in the same location. You can edit this file and include all the datasets that you want.
Very useful file!!


Thanks @AbrahamYezioro for the hints. It worked as you suggested.
In my case, userCustomEPLibrary.idf was in C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Ladybug.