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Creating Custom Meters in OpenStudio

asked 2016-01-12 13:25:55 -0500

Alex Bennett gravatar image

updated 2017-08-05 13:02:50 -0500

I am looking for a way to create a custom meter to meter the residential and commercial components of a building separately. I have seen ways to do this in EnergyPlus but have not found options to do it in OpenStudio or any Ruby measures that can do it. Is there a way to do this in OpenStudio?

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answered 2016-01-13 11:15:53 -0500

updated 2016-01-13 12:57:31 -0500

This measure can be used to add a meter to an OpenStudio model.

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Thanks for your response! This works well at creating meters but I am having issues with combining multiple meters into one. For example I want to have 3 different thermal zones all under one meter. Using the AddMeter measure I am only able to create three separate meters, is it possible to make them as one?

Alex Bennett gravatar imageAlex Bennett ( 2016-01-13 13:48:56 -0500 )edit

For that you want to create a CustomMeter. This object is not currently in the OpenStudio Model API so you will have to create it using an EnergyPlus measure.

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2016-01-13 14:35:48 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-10-31 19:28:23 -0500

The 'Custom Meter' Openstudio Measure on BCL does this. You define the variables or meters you want to include in a .csv file and pass the file path as an argument to the measure.

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