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Cannot find unmet load hours measure

asked 2017-07-25 10:17:57 -0500

gsuscalo gravatar image

updated 2017-08-05 07:28:00 -0500

Hello all,

I am currently using Openstudio 1.14 on a Windows computer. I've been having some problems with unmet hours in the model- the simulation result says there's 2715 unmet heating hours, even with the tolerance set to 1.8 degrees (F). I've downloaded the 'unmet load hours troubleshooting' measure from the BCL, but it doesn't show up in the available measures list (under reporting) when I go to run it. Does anyone know why this is happening? And since the measure is also available for download from the BCL website, is there some way that I can 'manually' download the file and put it in the correct Openstudio-related folder so that I can run it?

-Gabe

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answered 2017-08-09 10:09:06 -0500

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Yeah...it turns out I wasn't seeing it in the "apply measure now" list...obviously not, since it's the kind of measure that needs the simulation to run.

It was a dumb question, I'm sorry.

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It's not a dumb question. It's a beginner pitfall type question.

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image__AmirRoth__ ( 2017-08-09 10:35:18 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-07-25 13:15:57 -0500

If you manually download measure files from the BCL website, you will need to save it in:

  • C:\Users\your_username\BCL on Windows machines
  • drive_name\Users\your_username\BCL on Mac machines

Besides manually downloading from the BCL website, you can also download measures from OpenStudio using the menu command Components & Measures / Find Measures (see below). I recommend the second option, since the measure files you download will automatically be placed in the correct directory.

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Downloading BCL measures directly from OpenStudio

Somebody has asked a very similar question that you may want to reference as well.

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