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How do get the hourly load in a year with eQuest software

asked 2018-02-19 04:14:18 -0600

dwxwizard gravatar image

updated 2018-02-20 08:07:37 -0600

  I need to get the hourly load in a year about one building. It includes the hourly building load in a year and the hourly outdoor air load in a year. However, simulation result reports in eQuest software, there are only building load in "hourly results" and "LS-report".

 So, how do get the entire load which includes "building load and outdoor air load"?  Or, do I have a incorrect understanding on result reports in eQuest? 

This problem is important for me. can you give me some advice?
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answered 2018-03-02 15:04:30 -0600

mikesweeney gravatar image

updated 2018-03-05 17:42:50 -0600

This has been addressed in detail here:

There's just too much going on in the SS-D reports to accurately pull out ventilation loads alone. The post-processing approach may be your best bet, although it might be a bit cumbersome.

Alternately, you could try something like setting your ventilation load to zero and then subtracting the results from the model with mechanical ventilation. But you'll still want to do some post-processing, as there may be times where mechanical ventilation is helping certain zones and you don't want to take credit for it (basically acting like a partial economizer during certain hours even when you have your ventilation control method fixed).

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I'm very happy to receive your reply. I have considered the meaning of the "Building HVAC". What you said means that "Building HVAC" includes "building load+outdoor air load +fan heat+ reheat load +tube losses heat load,.etc". So, if set the value of "fan heat+ reheat load +tube losses heat load,.etc" to 0, is the Value of "Building HVAC" will what I need (building load +outdoor air load)? Look forward to your reply. Thank you!

dwxwizard gravatar image dwxwizard  ( 2018-03-03 00:01:30 -0600 )edit

On second thought, I think the answer is much more complicated than my initial response. I'm editing my first answer now to avoid confusion.

mikesweeney gravatar image mikesweeney  ( 2018-03-05 17:34:27 -0600 )edit

This problem seems to be complicated. I have thoughted for a long time. I'm glad to communicate with you.Thank you anyway.

dwxwizard gravatar image dwxwizard  ( 2018-03-05 19:12:44 -0600 )edit

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