Validation of Tendril TrueHome Using Software-to-Software Comparison

Jeffrey Maguire, Scott Horowitz, Nathan Moore, Patrick Sullivan

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This study performed comparative evaluation of EnergyPlus version 8.6 and Tendril TrueHome, two physics-based home energy simulation models, to identify differences in energy consumption predictions between the two programs and resolve discrepancies between them. EnergyPlus is considered a benchmark, best-in-class software tool for building energy simulation. This exercise sought to improve both software tools through additional evaluation/scrutiny.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-70116


  • BEopt
  • BEopt Test Suite
  • building energy simulation
  • EnergyPlus
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Tendril TrueHome


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