Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question
1

Can you use load data and model a plant separately in E+?

asked 2019-11-20 11:24:12 -0600

ivanadriane gravatar image

updated 2019-11-20 11:44:43 -0600

Hi all,

I am dealing with an energy model where we have a pretty complex plant, using a bunch of different heating, cooling, and thermal sharing technologies and staging the equipment based on when it is most efficient to use it.

We have intially modeled the building in IES-VE. My question is, can we use energy plus to model the plant with 8760 heating/cooling loads from IES-VE?

Thanks

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
4

answered 2019-11-20 11:35:31 -0600

updated 2019-11-21 13:53:35 -0600

You can use the LoadProfile:Plant object to feed a scheduled load and flow rate to the plant. The schedule can be a year of measured or simulated data.

LoadProfile:Plant,
   Used to simulate a scheduled plant loop demand profile.  Load and flow rate are
   specified using schedules. Positive values are heating loads, and negative values are
   cooling loads. The actual load met is dependent on the performance of the supply
   loop components.
edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

 



Question Tools

1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2019-11-20 11:24:12 -0600

Seen: 45 times

Last updated: Nov 21