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MBtu Units in OpenStudio Results, is this MEGA btu or Thousands of Btu?

asked 2016-04-27 15:29:55 -0500

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updated 2016-10-18 14:08:49 -0500

Please clarify, MBtu Units in OpenStudio Results, is this MEGA btu or Thousands of Btu?

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answered 2016-04-27 15:47:07 -0500

Mega. Million. Not the roman numeral M.

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Could this be changed to match HVAC industry standards where MBtu = 1000 Btu, or at least define OpenStudio's unconventional units like M(ega)Btu? The OpenStudio reports have almost given some of my coworkers heart attacks because MBtu means 1000 to them.

kramerica's avatar kramerica  ( 2016-04-27 18:25:57 -0500 )edit

Or MMBtu! Thanks for the response

VictoriaEagen's avatar VictoriaEagen  ( 2016-04-27 20:00:05 -0500 )edit

Alternatively, could we change the US HVAC industry itself so that it follows the rest of the world? :) (but yes, MMBTU or 10^6 BTU would create less confusion...)

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2016-04-28 06:01:59 -0500 )edit

If we could make that change I would be so happy. No more converting outputs into 5 different units to talk to different people.

mdahlhausen's avatar mdahlhausen  ( 2016-04-28 15:31:09 -0500 )edit

Thank you for that clarification

Matt Huffman's avatar Matt Huffman  ( 2017-08-14 12:52:17 -0500 )edit

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