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At 9:16pm on November 29, 2017, JS Lee said…

Dear Chris

I'm Studying Therm. & simulating with Honeybee Therm components.

My question is 

There are three methods to calculate boundary conditions in therm. (simplified, comprehensive, radiation enclosure surface) Among them, the "simplified" method is known to be usedwhen the film coefficient considers radiation.

However, the "simplified" method could not be used in the honeybee therm component. Is there a way to use the simplified method?

At 8:53pm on November 18, 2017, 杨宇辉 said…

Hi Chris,

i'm  running contour mesh in ladybug,but  a little problem occur .

look the pic , I believe it's easy to fix , i want to know how to fix the code.

At 12:25am on November 6, 2017, fateme said…

Hi chris,

I want to run the energy simulation in honeybee,and i took all the necessary inputs, but when i set to true "run energy plus" nothing was happened! even no error was occurred!

what should i do?

thanks in advance,


At 2:29pm on October 3, 2017, Angelo Figliola said…

Hi Chris,

I'm running a daylight's simulation of an office and i would like to try the performance of light diffusing materials. I know that honeybee can import the .xml files and if i remember well Okalux has shared this files. Where can i find the files?

Thanks in advance,


At 7:28pm on September 12, 2017, Aziz BOUKARA said…

Hi Chris;

I'm running your example shown in your presentation on Youtube, until the presentation all things are OK, but from the  (number 8)


I get some error cause some components are different 

Thanks in advance. 

Merci par avance.


At 7:48am on June 8, 2017, Angelo Figliola said…

Hi Chris,

I am in trouble with the preparation of the model for the energy analysis with honeybee. To better explain the design concept i will attach a jpeg file and the .gh file. The idea behind is quite simple: i have an adiabatic room, so no sun exposure, and a surface expose on the south. This surface is discretize by nine opaque's panels, A in the jpeg file, and three glass surfaces, B.

I set up the model in this way:

- five adiabatic surface;

- two different type of materials for glass (B) and opaque part (A) of the surface.

The problem seems  to be after the Honeybee Create Zones component. If i give the same material, glass, to hall the surfaces it works fine.

I cannot identify the problem with this process. Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance!



At 2:15pm on April 27, 2017, Ivan Cholakov said…

Hallo, Chris!

I have a question about the paid learning tutorials of Ladybug and Honeybee on Vimeo.

I will purchase 10 of them (this is how much my university grant covers). But I am not sure if some episodes aren`t covering the same topics.

Ep.27: "LadyBug Parametric Climate Analysis" seems to be similar to Ep. 1 & 2: "Ladybug Climate Analysis Workshop Part I & II". 

Ep. 31: "HoneyBee for Energy Analysis" sounds like Ep. 5 & 6: "Honeybee Energy Modelling Part I & II".

If the contents of these are similar to one another, i will just choose other videos from the list. There are enough goodies.

Thank you in advance!



At 8:39am on April 26, 2017, sepehr seyedian said…

Hello Chris

When we are creating Honeybee_Add to EnergyPlus Library where are they being saved ( I mean in local Disc c )?

If by coincidence I use the name which is already exist in EnergyPlus library will the original data be replaced?

Thanks in advance.

At 4:00am on April 18, 2017, Angelo Figliola said…

Hi Chris,

I am in trouble with the Honeybee_Solve Adjacencies component (the connection between internal zone and a ground floor) and i was not able to find the error in the workflow. There is something in the model that i cannot recognize as an error. Can someone help me? I am going crazy. The reed baloon says just this "1. Solution exception:bce01e33-8f6a-46ac-8de9-d1d1f728b0d0".

I have tried to modify the tolerance in Rhino as suggested by Abraham but it doesn't work. I really don't know where is it the problem.

Attached you can find the file with all the data internalized.

Thanks in advance.

At 2:22pm on February 21, 2017, Doaa said…

Hi Chris,

I have rented and been watching your workshops on Performance network and I came across this problem..

HB glazing isn't recognizing the window.. 

Could you help me with that..








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