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Mr.Comfy

Mr.Comfy allows designers to interactively visualize thermal simulation results data from multi-zone EnergyPlus simulations in Rhino3d design models. Currently any external simulation software running EnergyPlus can act as the data source; however Mr.Comfy does *not* perform simulations itself- it is a visualization suite only.

Instead of using charts or tabular data, energy consumption, comfort and any other available report variable are directly displayed through color-coded surfaces (and numeric values) where they occur – in the individual spaces of a design.

By color-mapping and visually reinforcing differences between zone behaviors, designers can thus more easily diagnose which parts of a building use more energy- and make appropriate morphological changes.

Some of the things Mr.Comfy can do:

- Spatial color-mapping of any EnergyPlus *.csv zone report variable
- Automatic generation of fitted or custom color gradient bounds
- Interactive hourly scheduling & custom report time ranges
- Generate averages or sums and find minima & maxima
- Display custom conditional percentage maps & values

Some of the questions you can answer with it:

- Which exact spaces in a design use the most energy?
- What is the spatial distribution of internal and external gains?
- How do gains, energy use and comfort change seasonally and for different schedules?

Mr.Comfy is written in Python and distributed as both a sample pack and pre-wired *.gh component

This software is early beta; there will be bugs and errors for us to weed out collaboratively.

Downloads, full documentation and release history are maintained at mrcomfy.org.

Alternate download also provided via http://www.food4rhino.com/project/mrcomfy.

Enjoy,

Max

Website: http://mrcomfy.org
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2015

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Hi Max-I'm very excited to be using Mr. Comfy - I do a lot of daylighting design these days and this is proving to be very useful. Attached is how i've attempted to pair down the script for only…Continue

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