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Make all units consistent across EnergyPlus reports

asked 2017-08-13 20:47:12 -0500

antonszilasi gravatar image

updated 2017-08-13 20:47:24 -0500

I've noticed that across the different reports (e.g building energy performance, Annual Building Utility Performance Summary) that the units are not always consistent, sometimes one report is in MBtu for gas while another report is using Kwh for electricity.

Is there a setting within EnergyPlus that will forced every report to be consistent? Ideally we would like all units to be in metric, GJ for energy and Kw for power for all reports.

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answered 2017-08-13 21:24:10 -0500

Liam gravatar image

If I'm understanding your question correctly, you may be looking for the OutputControl:Table:Style object. There is one field to select the file format for the table report, as well as another field to select display units.

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@Liam Thanks but this only works to a degree still some outputs are in MJ/m2 while others in GJ

antonszilasi gravatar image antonszilasi  ( 2017-08-17 19:39:21 -0500 )edit

Some of the tabular reports use MJ/m2 and others use GJ because of the number of significant digits that it makes sense to report on the tables. That is intentional.

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2017-08-19 08:51:05 -0500 )edit

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