Official Simergy release statement from Philip Haves:
Simergy v1.0 was released today. Simergy is a free graphical user interface (GUI) that enables DOE’s whole-building energy modeling engine EnergyPlus to be used more easily and effectively. Simergy helps meet the advanced building energy modeling needs of architects, mechanical engineers, simulation consultants, energy analysts and sustainability consultants. Simergy can be downloaded from simergy.lbl.gov.
A series of video tutorials and guides to Simergy’s structure and capabilities is available on the Simergy website. Simergy is funded by a private-public partnership between DOE’s BTO, the California Energy Commission, Infosys, Trane, Hydro-Québec and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. It is developed by a team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), supported by software developer Digital Alchemy.