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energyplus/ activity level table

asked 2017-08-15 16:06:00 -0500

surajtalele gravatar image

I am trying to find the ACtivity level table in energyplus documentation. But I am not bale to locate it. Can somebody guide me where to find that table? I looked the engineering reference and input/output guide but can't see it there. Any idea anyone?

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@surajtalele are you referring to the table with metabolic rates for various activities to be used in the "People" object?

rsunnam gravatar image rsunnam  ( 2017-08-15 16:26:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-15 16:53:21 -0500

http://bigladdersoftware.com/epx/docs...

Table: Metabolic Rates for Various Activities

Activity|Activity Level W/Person EnergyPlus Schedule Value|Activity Level W/m2|met* ——–|————————————————-|———————|—– Resting Sleeping|72|40|0.7 Reclining|81|45|0.8 Seated, quiet|108|60|1 Standing, relaxed|126|70|1.2 Walking (on level surface) 3.2 km/h (0.9 m/s)|207|115|2 4.3 km/h (1.2 m/s)|270|150|2.6 6.4 km/h (1.8 m/s)|396|220|3.8 Office Activities Reading, seated|99|55|1 Writing|108|60|1 Typing|117|65|1.1 Filing, seated|126|70|1.2 Filing, standing|144|80|1.4 Walking about|180|100|1.7 Lifting/packing|216|120|2.1 Miscellaneous Occupational Activities Cooking|171 to 207|95 to 115|1.6 to 2.0 Housecleaning|207 to 360|115 to 200|2.0 to 3.4 Seated, heavy limb movement|234|130|2.2 Machine work| || sawing (table saw)|189|105|1.8 light (electrical industry)|207 to 252|115 to 140|2.0 to 2.4 heavy|423|235|4 Handling 50 kg bags|423|235|4 Pick and shovel work|423 to 504|235 to 280|4.0 to 4.8 Miscellaneous Leisure Activities Dancing, social|252 to 459|140 to 255|2.4 to 4.4 Calisthenics/exercise|315 to 423|175 to 235|3.0 to 4.0 Tennis, singles|378 to 486|210 to 270|3.6 to 4.0 Basketball|522 to 792|290 to 440|5.0 to 7.6 Wrestling, competitive|738 to 909|410 to 505|7.0 to 8.7

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Thank you so much. So in the activity schedule we dont use the W/m2 value in actual schedule and instead use an alternate corresponding value?

surajtalele gravatar image surajtalele  ( 2017-08-16 10:39:12 -0500 )edit
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I prefer (and most of engineers around me atleast) using Activity level in W/person rather W/sqm. If you bring the schedules templates from OS library, it comes with activity level schedules too for each building type.

Harshul Singhal gravatar image Harshul Singhal  ( 2017-08-16 10:53:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks Harshul...

surajtalele gravatar image surajtalele  ( 2018-02-16 15:06:22 -0500 )edit

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