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Annual Occupancy schedule design

asked 2018-09-24 07:52:30 -0500

surajtalele's avatar

I have one year experimental data for occupancy and based on that data I want to design an occupancy schedule for the whole year. I want to design schedule in such a way that each day of the year has its own unique schedule, can someone guide me into how the schedule should actually look like in the IDF file? In the schedule:compact section object? I don't want to use the schedule:file object for this purpose. I want to replicate each data line from experimental file as it is in IDF schedule, how can I achieve this?

For example: on Jan 1 at 00:00 not occupied, 01:00 occupied, 02:00 not occupied Jan 2 at 00:00 not occupied, 01:00 not occupied, 02:00 not occupied

in IDF should it be like this: For 01/01 until 00:00 0 until 01:00 1 until 02:00 0 For 01/02 until 00:00 0 until 01:00 0 until 02:00 0

Is this the right way? should I write like this for each 24 hours for each day so in total for 365 days?

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answered 2018-09-29 15:13:10 -0500

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updated 2018-09-29 15:17:23 -0500

The Schedule:File option should help. I never used it, but it is documented in page 127 of the input-output reference manual.

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Also here.

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2018-09-30 09:37:57 -0500 )edit

Hi AmirRoth, thank you so much for taking time and answering my doubt. Actually, I don't want to use the scheduel:file object for this specific purpose. But, instead, my question is how should I write the scheudle in the IDF? For example I want to write scheudel for whole year based on experimental data in excel file, should I write schedule as I have shown below here as example?

this is scheudle for two days in January, is it correct way to wite? Through 12/31 For 01/01 until 1:00 0 untill 6:00 0 until 17:00 1 untill 23:00 0 For 01/02 until 1:00 0 untill 6:00 0 until 17:00 1 untill 23:00 0

surajtalele's avatar surajtalele  ( 2018-09-30 10:42:26 -0500 )edit

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