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Changing period simulation

asked 2015-12-16 15:53:33 -0500

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updated 2015-12-17 12:01:57 -0500

Hi! I made my first building model using sketchup and now I’m using OpenStudio to make simulations. My goal is to predict building consumptions for next day(s)/week using real weather data(next days forecast) and then try to optimize HVAC consumption by changing the setpoints. Can you tell me how is possible to make simulations for just 1 day/week?

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answered 2015-12-17 09:09:26 -0500

There is a "Simulation Settings" tab in OpenStudio where you can set the start and end of your simulation (reference screen shot below).

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If you plan on using your own weather file instead of a TMY file, make sure that to have simulation parameters set up correctly in the "Site" tab in OpenStudio. You'll want to select your weather file in the top left, then select the appropriate first day of the year in the top right (reference screen shot below). Selecting "Calendar Year" allows you to input utility bill data, if you want to do that.

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You can also check a related simulation period question HERE for more info.

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Thank you for your help Aaron Boranian!

Wilson's avatar Wilson  ( 2015-12-18 12:07:39 -0500 )edit

No problem! If you feel that I've answered your question, go ahead and click on the "check" button next to the voting arrows of my post to accept it so that others know you're satisfied :)

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2015-12-18 12:36:45 -0500 )edit

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