Expose Thermal Zone names in HB Energy

Hi everyone,

I have noticed in the new Ladubug Tools, Honeybee Energy, that a unique string is apended to each thermal zone name when exported to OpenStudio/EnergyPlus. I’m guessing here this avoids issues with duplicate zone names when running the simulation, which makes total sense.

Has anyone managed to expose these names in Grasshopper before exporting the .osm/.idf?

I am trying to use some E+ objects via the additional strings route, which often require the names of the thermal zones (such as Internal Mass).


Hi @RafaelA,

Have you tried to do this?

That works!
Thanks for the quick reply Mingbo

Another method:

thanks @furtonb - I hadn’t seen that one :sweat_smile: