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OpenStudio Output Variables Definitions

asked 2016-10-26 19:24:07 -0600

cory.mosiman12's avatar

updated 2016-10-27 07:33:48 -0600

Hey there,

I am running a simulation on a commercial office building in Boston and am basically trying to understand a breakdown of my internal loads by source (lights, equipment, people, conduction through walls, conduction through windows, radiative gains through windows, etc.) but am having difficulty understanding what the "Output Variables" in the OS tab mean and which ones I should be turning on. I know EnergyPlus utilizes the heat balance method (I'm only familiar with the calculations for the RTS method), so maybe it's just that I don't understand the variable naming conventions, but if you could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

Thanks! Cory

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answered 2016-10-30 19:20:15 -0600

TianZhichao's avatar

Open your OSM file->run->5-EnergyPlus-0->eplusout.rdd. Copy the variable name into the AddOutputVariable Measure. You can also open the eplusout.rdd file in the term Run Simulation->Tree. After opening the file, copy the variable name into the AddOutputVariable Measure.

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Thank you very much, that was helpful!

cory.mosiman12's avatar cory.mosiman12  ( 2016-11-02 01:57:33 -0600 )edit

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