Creating “Dynamic” Versions of the RTF Models, with Modelkit
One main feature of the current RTF models is that they can be easily modified and dynamically generated using an app called Modelkit. Modelkit allows users to make large scale changes to building simulation models, such as swapping out entire HVAC systems, using relatively simple commands. For the latest version of the RTF commercial building models, Big Ladder Software created a custom version of Modelkit called Modelkit Flannel. Users can download the latest version of Modelkit Flannel, along with a how-to user guide, from the link here:
Modelkit Flannel v0.7.1 Download
Note that all RTF models can be generated within the Modelkit environment, and do not need to be separately downloaded as “static” models below; however, users not wishing to use the Modelkit environment and/or generate the models themselves can download pre-run, “static” versions of the models below.
“Static” Versions of the Models
Users who do not wish to generate the Models via Modelkit can still download “static” versions of the models, with model output, using the link below. This link contains all RTF commercial building prototypes simulated for all nine RTF climate zones and across a variety of available HVAC system types. Note that these models are currently considered works in progress and under review by the RTF.
Commercial Building Model Download