Frequently Asked Questions

This page is a collection of questions that new users commonly ask. If you don't see the answer to your question here, you can also search UnmetHours to see if someone has already answered your question there.

What is the difference between a Space and a Zone?

This video provides information on using space types in OpenStudio:

Above: This video introduces some new concepts in OpenStudio 0.5. Geometry is now contained by a space rather than a thermal zone. One or more spaces combine to create a thermal zone. Spaces can also be associated with a space type and a building story.

What is the difference between the current version of OpenStudio and the Legacy Version of OpenStudio?

Check out our Features page to learn about the functionality of the latest release.