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Availability Manager Night Ventilation

asked 2016-11-15 14:58:17 -0600

tmcdanie gravatar image

updated 2017-08-28 16:14:21 -0600


Where do I find and/or implement AvailabilityManager:NightVentilation that was released with Openstudio V1.9? I believe it is my solution to below:

I would like my AHU to provide conditioned mixed air during occupied hours. Overnight I would like to bring in unconditioned 100% outside air during a scheduled time (at a specific flowrate).

The trick seems to be getting only the AHU fan to run, without the central heating and cooling coils.

Thank you,

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answered 2016-11-16 10:00:42 -0600

AvailabilityManager:NightVentilation isn't available through the GUI, so you'll have to add it via a Measure. Here's a code snippet that should get you started:

# Make a night ventilation availability manager and set inputs
night_vent =
night_vent.setVentilationTemperatureDifference(OpenStudio.convert(5,'R','K').get) # Delta-F to Rankine
night_vent.setVentilationTemperatureLowLimit(OpenStudio.convert(55,'F','C').get) # F to C

# Attach it to the air loop
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Thank you.

Is there a schedule to incorporate more availability managers into the GUI?

tmcdanie gravatar image tmcdanie  ( 2016-11-16 15:31:05 -0600 )edit

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