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Zone Conditions Output in OS not working

asked 2017-11-08 13:05:31 -0500

ethankheil's avatar

updated 2017-11-09 10:36:52 -0500

The Zone Conditions section of OS is not being displayed properly. I receive the following error copied below in lieu of any graphical output. Every other output in the standard OpenStudio Results outputs seems to work just fine. Any ideas on what might be causing this and how to fix it?

Thanks, Ethan

Zone Conditions section failed and was skipped because: Optional not initialized. Detail on error follows.

["C:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/measure.rb:192:in eval'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/resources/os_lib_reporting.rb:2734:inblock in zone_condition_section'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/resources/os_lib_reporting.rb:2696:in each'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/resources/os_lib_reporting.rb:2696:inzone_condition_section'\n(eval):1:in block in run'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/measure.rb:192:ineval'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/measure.rb:192:in block in run'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/measure.rb:187:ineach'\nC:/Users/Ethan/AppData/Local/Temp/OpenStudioApp.j13452/resources/measures/OpenStudioResults 1/measure.rb:187:in run'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/util/measure.rb:454:inapply_measure'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/util/measure.rb:74:in block in apply_measures'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/util/measure.rb:32:ineach_index'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/util/measure.rb:32:in apply_measures'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/jobs/run_reporting_measures.rb:85:inperform'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/run.rb:261:in step'\n:/ruby/2.2.0/gems/openstudio-workflow-1.3.1/lib/openstudio/workflow/run.rb:210:inrun'\n:/openstudio_cli.rb:804:in execute'\n:/openstudio_cli.rb:620:inexecute'\n:/openstudio_cli.rb:1517:in '\neval:85:ineval'\neval:85:in require_embedded_absolute'\neval:70:inblock in require'\neval:64:in each'\neval:64:inrequire'\neval:2:in ` '"]

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answered 2017-11-08 14:06:34 -0500

This is the line in the code that seems to be causing the error: image description

It looks like a there isn't an unmet heating hours value in the output SQL file for one of your zones.
Make sure all of your zones have heating thermostat setpoints. If you define a thermostat for a zone, it needs to have both a heating and cooling setpoint, even if it doesn't have either heating or cooling.

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Thanks for your help. I added a "Cooling Thermostat Schedule" and "Heating Thermostat Schedule" for each thermal zone in the Thermal Zones tab of OpenStudio. I still seem to be getting the same error however. Is there somewhere else in the OpenStudio interface to check on thermostats?


ethankheil's avatar ethankheil  ( 2017-11-09 12:42:12 -0500 )edit

In the simulation settings tab, under "Output Control Reporting Tolerances", make sure you have values input. 2F is typical.

mdahlhausen's avatar mdahlhausen  ( 2017-11-09 13:34:54 -0500 )edit

Hmmm, I have a value there as well, 1F in my case.

ethankheil's avatar ethankheil  ( 2017-11-09 14:44:39 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-05-21 18:42:55 -0500

Lingkai's avatar

Hi Ethan,

I met same problem with yours.

Is there any updated solutions?

Thanks. Lingkai

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