Honeybee Earth Tube component is ready to fly!

Check out the new Honeybee Earth Tube component which for the first time allows you to model Energy Plus Earth Tubes using Honeybee!

See the tutorial video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol444l9eTn0

and download the example file here:


have fun and keep buzzing!!

1 Like

Glad you’re getting back on track. Congratulations for the component!


Just letting you know that it seems I have an opportunity to apply this in my current job. Very happy that you built this functionality out and are turbo-boosting the support now. I may have some questions about it in the near future.


Hello Anton.

I am having a problem using the earth tube component in honeybee. Once I plug the epw the HBZone and the schedules it shows the error “1. Solution exception:Apart of the access route can´t be found ‘C:\Program Files\OpenStudio 1.12.0\share\openstudio\EnergyPlus-8-5-0PreProcess\CalcSoilSurfTemp\exeinputs.txt’.”.

I don´t know if I should reinstall Energy Plus or what to do. I´m in the process of modeling a library in Morelia Mexico and earth tubes are being proposed.

Thank you in advance.

Arturo Reyes

how to get it work with Ladybug Tools 1.3 or newest ladybug legacy?

We don’t have earth tubes implemented in LBT 1.3 yet. You’d have to add them manually in LBT 1.3 with additional strings for now.