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Ladybug and Honeybee are two open source environmental plugins for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
Ladybug started by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at https://github.com/mostaphaRoudsari/ladybug
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What is Ladybug?
Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design. The initial step in the design process should be the weather data analysis; a thorough understanding of the weather data will, more likely, lead designers to high-performance design decisions.
Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) in Grasshopper and provides a variety of 2D and 3D designer-friendly interactive graphics to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design. The tool also provides further support for designers to test their initial design options for implications from radiation and sunlight-hours analyses results. Integration with Grasshopper allows for an almost instantaneous feedback on design modifications, and as it runs within the design environment, the information and analysis is interactive.
What is Honeybee?
Honeybee is a free and open source plugin to connect Grasshopper3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance, Daysim and OpenStudio for building energy and daylighting simulation.
Current release includes all the daylighting components and let the users to:
Prepare geometry: Users can create geometry for simulations by either starting with a mass and quickly turning it to a complete zone or creating the geometry surface by surface, enabling maximal freedom and control.
Generate RADIANCE materials: Users can generate a wide variety of Radiance materials by either specifying a material color or inputting individual numeric values for material properties.
Generate RADIANCE skies: Honeybee supports several sky types including a Climate-based sky, a Cumulative Climate-based sky, and several CIE Standard skies. Visualize the sky by using the “watch the sky” component.
Run several types of RADIANCE simulations: Honeybee enables users to run several types of accurate image-based analyses to produce images for luminance, Illuminance or Radiation. Honeybee supports all of the Radiance view types including Fish-eye, Parallel and Perspective, as well as both rendered and FalseColor images. There are even components that enable users to calculate Daylight Factor and the Vertical Sky Component! Lastly, users can run image-based glare analyses using evalglare.
Run annual daylight analyses: Honeybee uses the Daysim engine to run annual daylight analysis. There is a full set of components for setting up this type of daylight study and another set for exploring the results. If you dare, you can even setup annual runs with dynamic blinds and advanced lighting controls.
Ok! I like it. How do I start?
How can I support it?
I know Python. Does it make any difference?
Yes! It does. You can be part of Ladybug development and make a big difference! Simply fork Ladybug repository in GitHub, develop your own components or modify the available components and share it back to the community!
How is Ladybug and Honeybee licensed?
Ladybug started by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/mostaphaRoudsari/ladybug.
It means you can copy, distribute and transmit the work or remix it to adapt the work. You can also use it to make commercial use of the work, BUT you must attribute that the work is based on Ladybug, and if you alter, transform, or build upon Ladybug, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license. This process will ensure that Ladybug and its future versions will stay free and accessible for everyone.
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