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Total GSF For Building

asked 2019-04-25 13:11:21 -0600

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updated 2019-04-25 17:58:39 -0600

I need to compute the total Gross Square Feet (GSF) for each building that I simulate with EnergyPlus. Is there an easy way to extract GSF from the IDF or simulation output, preferably in an automated way?

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Do you have multiple buildings in the same IDF file?

Luis Lara's avatar Luis Lara  ( 2019-04-25 13:29:24 -0600 )edit

Nope - one building per IDF in my case.

k's avatar k  ( 2019-04-25 13:54:00 -0600 )edit

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answered 2019-04-25 14:24:03 -0600

updated 2019-04-25 14:24:29 -0600

For an automated way, you could query the output SQLite file with:

SELECT Value from tabulardatawithstrings WHERE ReportName='AnnualBuildingUtilityPerformanceSummary' AND ReportForString='Entire Facility' AND TableName='Building Area' AND RowName='Total Building Area'

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answered 2019-04-25 14:04:44 -0600

When you successfully run your simulation, you will get a file named eplustbl (normally eplustbl.html but you can change to other extensions such as .tab or .xml).

If you navigate to the Annual Building Utility Performance Summary you will find a section for the Building Area.

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Thank you! This is exactly what I need!

k's avatar k  ( 2019-04-25 14:11:17 -0600 )edit

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