Planned Features

The OpenStudio team's primary focus for FY19 (October 2018 – September 2019) is on separation of the OpenStudio Application from the core OpenStudio project. Details around the separation of the OpenStudio Application from the core OpenStudio project are available at: https://www.openstudio.net/new-future-for-openstudio-application.

Additional areas of planned FY19 development:

  • Bug fixes, new features, testing, documentation, and release support
  • Addition of new Commercial Prototype Models in OpenStudio Standards (developed by LBNL and ORNL)
  • Alignment of OpenStudio Standards with ASHRAE 90.1 (performed by PNNL)
  • Advanced Occupant Modeling for Commercial Buildings (developed by LBNL)

OpenStudio 2.9.0 (October 2019)

  • EnergyPlus 9.2 Support
  • Bug fixes and new features
  • New prototypes added to OpenStudio Standards

OpenStudio 3.0.0-prerelease (November 2019)

  • All updates, bug fixes, and new features in OpenStudio 2.9.0
  • Updated development dependencies and supported platforms
  • Separate SDK and App installers available:
    • OpenStudio installer:
      • EnergyPlus and Radiance engines
      • Ruby and C# SDK bindings
      • OpenStudio Command Line Interface
    • OpenStudio Application and SketchUp Plug-in installer
    • Parametric Analysis Tool installer
    • DView installer

Anticipated FY20 development:

OpenStudio 2.9.x (April 2020)

  • Support of 2.9.x (bug fixes for OpenStudio Application and CLI)
  • Bug fixes and new features

OpenStudio 3.0.0 (April 2020)

  • All updates, bug fixes, and new features in OpenStudio 2.9.x
  • EnergyPlus 9.3 Support
  • OpenStudio 3.x becomes primary distribution

OpenStudio 3.1.0 (October 2020)

  • EnergyPlus 9.4 Support
  • Bug fixes and new features