Ladybug and Honeybee Presentation at IBPSA-USA New York Regional Chapter

IBPSA-USA New York Regional Chapter presents:

Parametric Modeling Tools | Ladybug and Honeybee

Location: Thornton Tomasetti, 44 East 27th street (between Madison and Park)

Date & Time: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:00-7:30 PM.

6:00-6:30 PM Networking

6:30-7:30 PM Ladybug and Honeybee

Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari, Thornton Tomasetti

Chris Mackey, MIT

Chien Si Harriman, Terabuild

7:30-7:45 PM Q & A

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**Please register at least a day in advance if you wish to attend in person


Ladybug + Honeybee

Ladybug and Honeybee are open source environmental plugins for Grasshopper that help architects and engineers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.

Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Grasshopper and provides a variety of 3D interactive graphics to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design. The plugin also provides further support for designers as they test their initial design options with radiation, sunlight-hour, and shading analyses. Integration with Grasshopper allows for an almost instantaneous feedback and, since the plugin runs within the design environment, the information and analyses are interactive.

Honeybee connects Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation. The Honeybee project intends to make many of the features of these simulation tools available in a parametric way. Just as users have made changes to geometry for years in Grasshopper, now users can parameterize system types, zoning schemes, schedules of operation, daylight sensor placement and controls - all of the “hardcore” simulation parameters that have never been exposed to parametric modeling tools.

Hi thanks for inviting us,

Sound very interesting,

in Europe, it will be quite late (00:30-2:00 Berlin time) but will try not to miss this event!

Thank you very much!

Great stuff and many new features!

Butterfly looks really nice. Is it close to release?

Here is the link to the slides: (…). We will post a link to the video once it is uploaded by IBPSA-NYC.

Thanks. We will have a discussion about the next steps of development for Butterfly today. I will know better after the call. The prototype is working but it still needs more work before being released to public.

Can you bug the IBPSANYC folks to please upload all of the past presentation vids, too? I tried, but to no avail ;D Use the force.

Hey Mostapha - that’s a really great overview of all the amazing stuff you can do with Ladybug, Honeybee et al., thanks!

So here are the videos:

part 1: - part 2: