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Space heating and DHW energy consumption results

asked 2016-04-23 12:50:54 -0500

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updated 2017-09-25 15:17:39 -0500

Hey, I am having problems trying to find the energy consumption results for the domestic hot water. I think the table below shows the energy which is used for space heating for each zone. However, I couldn't find anything like this for the hot water consumption. I am looking for an annual value for each zone. I have also checked the 'Output Variables' tab with no success. Any ideas where to get these results? Thank you

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answered 2016-04-23 13:13:22 -0500

Look at the simulation results EnergyPlus provides as a meter definition file (mtd). This file shows the meters associated with each component. The HeatPumpWaterHeater example file shows this in the mtd file:

Meters for 539,ZONE4HPWHTANK:Water Heater Electric Energy [J]
  OnMeter=Electricity:Facility [J]
  OnMeter=Electricity:Plant [J]
  OnMeter=WaterSystems:Electricity [J]
  OnMeter=Water Heater:WaterSystems:Electricity [J]
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Thank you. But I do not really understand how this makes me see the results. When I open the .mtd file with a text editor I can see something similar to your pictures but I do not know what to do to see the values I am looking for somewhere. I am a very beginner so I am sorry to bother you with what seems to be very basic.

JM's avatar JM  ( 2016-04-23 13:32:28 -0500 )edit

Open the html file and search for "WaterSystems". If there is no html file add this to your input file:

OutputControl:Table:Style,
  HTML;                    !- Column Separator

Output:Table:SummaryReports,
  AllSummary;              !- Report 1 Name
rraustad's avatar rraustad  ( 2016-04-23 13:36:19 -0500 )edit

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