Failing to run simulation when loading DOE Midrise Apartment Prototype in openstudio

asked 2019-01-24 16:12:02 -0600

Li_Liu gravatar image

updated 2019-01-27 09:46:25 -0600

Openstudio version 2.7.0;

EnergyPlus version 8.9.0;

I loaded DOE prototype in openstudio, but unable to run analysis. Steps shown below:

"Apply measures==>whole building==>Create DOE prototype building==>MidriseApartment, 90.1.2013, ASHRAE 169-2006-1A"

That only happens on MidriseApartment, when I load other kind of prototypes, such as StandAloneRetail or HighriseApartment, it works fine.

Anyone knows why that happens?


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this is working for me with OpenStudio 2.7.1. can you try that version?

mdahlhausen gravatar imagemdahlhausen ( 2019-01-24 18:14:50 -0600 )edit

I've tried 2.7.1 version, but still doesn't work.


File==>New==>Save==>Components&Measures==>Apply Measures Now==>Whole building==>Space Types==>Create DOE prototype building==>MidriseApartment, 90.1.2013, ASHRAE 169-2006-1A==>Run Simulation==>Run

Then it shows Failed.

Li_Liu gravatar imageLi_Liu ( 2019-01-25 10:42:43 -0600 )edit

what does the error say? When the measure runs, it does a sizing run to set equipment efficiencies. When you go to your local temp folder that houses the sizing run, what does the energyplus error file say?

mdahlhausen gravatar imagemdahlhausen ( 2019-01-25 11:22:41 -0600 )edit

After I click the run button, it starts to run but it shows failure. In OpenStudio box, it says:

Initializing workflow.

Processing OpenStudio Measures.

Translating the OpenStudio Model to EnergyPlus.


Calculating Detailed Daylighting Factors, Start Date=01/01

** Begin EMS Language Processor Error and Trace Output *

<erl program="" name,="" line="" #,="" line="" text,="" result,="" occurance="" timing="" information="" ...="" &gt;<="" p="">

**FATAL:Previous EMS error caused program termination.

EnergyPlus Run Time=00hr 00min 1.23sec

Program terminated: EnergyPlus Terminated--Error(s) Detected.


Li_Liu gravatar imageLi_Liu ( 2019-01-25 11:55:33 -0600 )edit