Planned Features

The high level plans for the next few versions are outlined below. These are not set in stone, and change based on feedback from users, DOE, and other clients. If there is a feature that you'd like to see added to this list or moved higher up on the priority list, please contact us. We try hard to act quickly on user feedback.

Overarching Goals for FY16

The team’s focus for FY16 (October 2015 – September 2016) is on robustness and performance improvements, and alignment of how PAT and OS Server work “under the hood.” The team will also be demonstrating new development patterns with the SDK using Node.js, Electron, and Angular software technologies. More details are available here.

OpenStudio 1.11.0 (March 2016)

  • EnergyPlus 8.5 Support
  • Additional GUI support for HVAC objects (e.g. dual duct systems)
  • SDK dependency reduction work
  • Additional measure content available on BCL

OpenStudio 1.11.1 (April 2016)

  • Standards gem support
  • Prototype building measures released
  • New measure for 90.1 compliant baseline generation on BCL

OpenStudio 1.12.0 (June 2016)

  • Additional GUI support for HVAC objects (e.g. plant control schemes)
  • SDK dependency reduction work
  • “Preview version” of PAT 2.0 available
  • Additional measure content available on BCL

OpenStudio 1.13.0 (September 2016)

  • EnergyPlus 8.6 Support
  • Performance improvements
  • Additional measure content available on BCL

OpenStudio 2.0.0 (October 2016)

  • Cleaner SDK with reduced dependencies
  • New Parametric Analysis Tool Available
    • Node.js/Electron/Angular-based application
    • Refined UI for current PAT workflow
    • Improved performance and robustness for cloud analysis
    • “Power user mode” for sampling and optimization problems
    • Improved project reporting and visualization capability

Beyond

  • Support for additional (simpler) geometry editing alternatives
  • OpenStudio support for EMS objects and graphical controls specification
  • More EEM, QA/QC, and Reporting Measures in BCL
  • Automated calibration of models to hourly data
  • Improved/expanded documentation for applications and SDK

Measure Priorities

View the public Google Document spreadsheet for the Measure Roadmap.