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Using real data about electricity consumption

asked 2015-10-06 04:34:02 -0500

Dubravka's avatar

updated 2015-11-12 16:45:16 -0500

Hello! I am trying to make an energy model for retrofit of existing building. I have measured electricity consumption and I would like to know if I could import somehow these data in OpenStudio model instead of equipment and lighting schedules?

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answered 2015-10-06 08:32:17 -0500

updated 2015-10-06 08:35:26 -0500

If you have the data submetered by zone and end use (at least splitting out lighting and electricity), or if you intend to model as a single zone (again assuming you have lighting and other electricity separately), then yes. You can use the data you have, converted into in CSV format if necessary, as a Schedule:File object.

I'll admit I'm not 100% sure if this is a default option in OpenStudio so it may need a measure writing to include the Schedule:File.

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Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately I have only total electricity consumption.

Dubravka's avatar Dubravka  ( 2015-10-07 01:41:13 -0500 )edit

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