Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

Digital Economizer Controls

asked 2016-01-14 11:39:41 -0500

FrontierAssoc104's avatar

updated 2017-05-17 12:25:08 -0500

I am wondering if EnergyPlus has the capability to model digital economizer controls to estimate energy savings for a more efficient economizer controller. I see there is a separate toggle for DCV under the Controller:MechanicalVentilation, but that is not what I am looking for. Alternatively, would there simply be a way to change the availability schedule for the economizer controller?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-01-15 13:14:36 -0500

You might want to take a look at the EnergyPlus documentation for the Controller:OutdoorAir object. Many of the digital controls have to do with the economizer control type, economizer control action type, lockout type fields as well as the other fields. There is a lot of flexibility with that object. If you do want to schedule the outdoor air, there are three fields related to scheduling. See


edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Training Workshops


Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2016-01-14 11:39:41 -0500

Seen: 150 times

Last updated: Jan 15 '16