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Force EnergyPlus Output Meter to Include Year?

asked 2017-03-28 15:33:40 -0600

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updated 2017-03-28 16:37:10 -0600

The standard outputs I've seen only have month and day in the date, but for longer, multi-year runs (particularly for M&V) it's nice to have a full date/time stamp that includes the year (which the simulation clearly knows because it gave me errors until the years matched in the EPW and the RunPeriod:CustomRange object. Is there a way to force this through to the outputs?

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answered 2017-03-28 16:50:54 -0600

You can create a custom EMS output variable using the built-in Year variable. It will be a separate column in your output, but at least it will appear somewhere.

Keep in mind that if you are using a TMY weather file the year value will jump around for each month and probably won't be very useful.

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Thanks Neal, yea that would work. I was hoping that there was a more native way to do it. I'm using multi-year AMY files so the years actual matter in this case.

bbrannon4 gravatar image bbrannon4  ( 2017-03-28 18:21:32 -0600 )edit

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