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

Carbon Emission in EnergyPlus?

asked 2016-04-19 06:27:53 -0500

alireza's avatar

updated 2017-04-16 11:32:29 -0500

dear all, for calculating carbon emission in EnergyPlus I know some of parameters but not all of them. could you help me to set every parameters that needs to calculate carbon emission in EnergyPlus?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-04-19 08:11:38 -0500

updated 2016-04-19 08:32:54 -0500

If you trying to find out the contribution of carbon dioxide emissions from the building to the environment, you should take a look at InputOuputReference for the following objects:

If you are trying to track emissions within the building used for demand controlled ventilation and indoor air quality there are many more inputs. You should take a look at the InputOutputReference for the following objects:

As well as:

  • ZoneHVAC:IdealLoadsAirSystem
  • ZoneAirContaminantBalance
  • ZoneCapacitanceMultiplier:ResearchSpecial
  • ZoneContaminantSourceAndSink:CarbonDioxide
  • ZoneContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:Constant
  • ZoneContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:CutoffModel
  • ZoneContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:DecaySource
  • ZoneContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:Deposition-RateSink
  • SurfaceContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:Pressure-Driven
  • SurfaceContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:Boundary-LayerDiffusion
  • SurfaceContaminantSourceAndSink:Generic:Deposition-VelocitySink

Other objects may impact the balance of carbon dioxide in the zones such as any of the Zone Airflow group of objects and the AirflowNetwork:* objects.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Also, take a look at FossilFuelEnvironmentalImpactFactors.idf and ElectricityUSAEnvironmentalImpactFactors.idf in EnergyPlus data sets folder (C:\EnergyPlusV8-4-0\DataSets).

Chandan Sharma's avatar Chandan Sharma  ( 2016-04-19 08:20:01 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

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

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2016-04-19 06:27:53 -0500

Seen: 876 times

Last updated: Apr 19 '16