Hey All, I’m looking to work on a little test project, and I was hoping to get a little feedback from people who know what they’re doing before get too far in and realize the tooling just isn’t there yet.
I want to run a variety of parametric simulations to see the impact of various EEMs and how they relate to each other. For instance, some of the variables I might want to try out in a variety of combinations are:
- High shell to volume ratio (e.g. + shaped) vs low shell to volume ratio (rectangle) vs all internal spaces (rectangle with adiabatic walls)
- High vs low window to wall ratio
- Various sized spaces (2,000sf, 10,000sf, 25,000sf)
- School vs office vs hospital building types
- No/light/aggressive supply temperature resets
- No/light/aggressive scheduling
I know I need to be careful as the parametric space will go up exponentially as I add terms, so I’ll need to strike a balance there, but this is just not something I can do by hand at any reasonable level.
But as someone who’s got a pretty decent python background and has watched the ladybug project for a while, I’m thinking about diving in here and familiarizing myself with the python packages. I don’t have Rhino/Grasshopper, but I can verify most things are correct via idf/osm inputs and outputs. Will I be able to do most of this with the dragonfly-energy and honeybee-energy packages, or should I be looking more towards eppy and geomeppy? Any words of wisdom?