EnergyPlus Results

asked 2020-05-19 12:09:46 -0600

EPalac's avatar

updated 2020-05-20 10:33:35 -0600

I simulate 3 buildings in ENergyPlus, I input the thermal loads, use a small hotel schedule as a default, added a VRF HVAC for all house, I looking for monthly energy consumptions to compare with energy bills consumptions, I ran the simulations and got a year and monthly energy consumptions, when I compare with energy bills I saw the simulations results is 10 times than energy bills consumptions, Does anyone knows how can I correct this gap?


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You really need to provide more information for us to be able to help. I assume your results that are 10 times the utility bill are for a building of the same size, or normalized per area, if you were to run a DOE small hotel prototype building. Also if you are trying to calibrate in any way, you want to make sure you get access to an actual meteorological weather file (AMY) matching the year for the utility bills.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2020-05-19 13:32:58 -0600 )edit

I ran 3 prototype buildings, those are to simulate the energy monthly and year consumptions for every house, I use EPW file with 2014-2018 dates, I have seen the HVAC sizing table and the equipment is similar these are in the houses. please tell me which information I will provide. I appreciate your help

EPalac's avatar EPalac  ( 2020-05-21 09:10:02 -0600 )edit