Denver Chapter: A Spreadsheet-Based Automation Tool for OpenStudio

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The process of building performance simulation is often a time consuming task. Significant time can be spent building the model, running/tuning/troubleshooting, and finally reporting results. Matt Steen from Ambient Energy will present a spreadsheet-based tool that automates creating models and reporting results using OpenStudio with the goal of making the energy modeling process more effective.


Matt Steen is a Building Performance Engineer at Ambient Energy where he develops sophisticated energy models to evaluate the performance of new and existing commercial buildings to meet local codes, third-party certification, and client goals. He has over four years of experience evaluating energy efficiency and renewable energy for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings/facilities. His primary interest is using computer programming to improve the process of building performance simulation to answer challenging design decisions.