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How to report several Electrical or Lighting Loads in one zone individually?

asked 2017-02-02 09:09:29 -0500

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updated 2017-02-02 09:54:13 -0500

For example, in one thermal zone have two definition of Electrical Load 1 and Electrical Load 2. How can I get output for Load 1 and Load 2 separately from the OS or EnergyPlus model ?

If I request output variable zone electrical equipment, it should be equal to Load 1 + Load 2. If I define different end use category, since my model have more than 200 zones, it will be very time consuming to define several categories.

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If you request Output:Variable,*,Lights Electric Power,hourly; you will get each individual light objects. Isn't that what you want?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-02-02 09:45:56 -0500 )edit

@ Julien Marre Let me try it. I always do Zone electrical energy/ lighting energy, never try that before.

BL's avatar BL  ( 2017-02-02 09:48:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-02 15:57:33 -0500

The EnergyPlus 'lights' object allows for an end-use subcategory definition.

OpenStudio does not expose this input in the user interface, but it does exist in the API which means you can create a measure to set this value for certain definitions.

These categories will show up in the 'End-Uses By SubCategory' table in the E+ HTML output file.

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