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8760 data output and monthly utility cost

asked 2018-02-23 13:34:13 -0600

Draza gravatar image

I have created a pretty simple model for a small building using OpenStudio. I am trying to output annual energy cost and 8760 data. I have looked through some of the output variables but can't seem to find what I need. What is the easiest way to do this?

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answered 2018-02-23 14:36:09 -0600

updated 2018-02-23 14:38:25 -0600

You can request output variable at various timesteps, including hourly, using the Output Variables tab in the OpenStudio application. This tab doesn't give an comprehensive list, if you want to add any other variable from the .rdd file you can use the Add Output Variable measure on BCL.

What type of data are you looking for. the .mdd file can be used to find meters that you can get timeseries data for using the Add Meter measure on BCL.

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Thanks for the response. Where does the data that corresponds to the output variables end up? it doesn't appear to be in either the openstudio results or in the energy plus results? am I overlooking something?

Draza gravatar image Draza  ( 2018-02-23 14:53:02 -0600 )edit

Click the detailed reports button next to the refresh button at the top right corner of the page.

hoffmann1320 gravatar image hoffmann1320  ( 2018-02-26 07:43:00 -0600 )edit
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answered 2018-02-23 17:53:31 -0600

Follow David's answer to add output meter and output variables to your simulation.

If you have utility rates entered, energy costs will appear in the " Tariff Report" and "Economics Results Summary Report" in the EnergyPlus results.

To export time series data, in the OpenStudio GUI under the "Results Summary" tab, click the "Open DView for Detailed Reports" button. Select your time series, and then right click to export.

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