Detailed report of energy end-use (interior equipment)

asked 2017-02-20 11:46:00 -0500

Gjko gravatar image

updated 2017-04-22 11:09:53 -0500

I'm working in OpenStudio and I need to check the energy end-use because the interior equipment end use seem too large in absolute terms.

I've already read this what is included in interior equipment for EnergyPlus? and it is useful but not exactly what I need.

Is there any way to have in the report a more detailed splitting of the interior equipment?

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What granularity do you want? Did you define multiple ElectricEquipment per zone? Or do you want to have the total of interior equipment per zone or something? Anyways, you'll end up using either output:variable or output:meter (to aggregate)

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2017-02-21 06:03:05 -0500 )edit

I need just a monthly consumption. I have defined several ElectricEquipment and I'd like to have the consumption for each of them. I'll search better the meter, I've seen that there is a measure for adding them.

Also these could be useful: How to Put Loads on Separate Meters in OpenStudio?Multiple Meters for a Single Building

Gjko gravatar image Gjko  ( 2017-02-21 08:03:24 -0500 )edit

Say you have ten zones and have defined for each zone two electricEquipments, one being Load A and the other being Load B. Do you want to have Load A and Load B for each zone (10*2=20 variables), or a total value of Load A across all zones and total of Load B across all zones (2 variables)? Did you use a good naming convention?

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2017-02-21 08:51:57 -0500 )edit

It is more 2 zones and 5 loads, some loads are the same, some are present in only one zone. I am fine with both solution (per zone OR per load), I just have to check the energy consumption because the output does not seem right but in the standard Monthly Overview they are all summed up in "Interior Equipment". To find out if there is an offending load I need to have them split. I'm afraid I did not used a particularly good naming convention, just "SpaceType_LoadType_1-n".

Gjko gravatar image Gjko  ( 2017-02-21 21:24:52 -0500 )edit