ESP-r

 

 

ESP-r is an integrated energy modelling tool for the simulation of the thermal, visual and acoustic performance of buildings and the energy use and gaseous emissions associated with associated environmental control systems. In undertaking its assessments, the system is equipped to model heat, air, moisture and electrical power flows at user determined resolution.

The system is designed for the Unix operating system, with supported implementations for Solaris, Linux (SuSE, Ubuntu, etc.), OSX 10.5 and 10.6. It can also be run on Windows in the Cygwin environment, or it can be run in native Windows (XP Vista).

ESP-r has a world-wide development community and its distribution is managed under Subversion source code control. The system is made available at no cost under an Open Source licence.

ESP-r is widely used in consultancy, research and teaching contexts. The following resources are available for consultation and download.

overview
history
users' mail list
case studies
FAQs
support
capabilities
tutorial
licence
downloads
installation
training
theory
glossary
release notes
code documentation
developer's guide
users' guide & associated exercises (Korean Version, Italian Version)
command line tutotial & hints
CIBSE checklist
validation history

Source code is held at ESP-r Central.

Because integrated energy systems simulation is a non-trivial subject, we also offer courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels.