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Basement.exe: how to get GroundTemperature?

asked 2020-09-15 09:22:07 -0600

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I would like to get GroundTemperature from my .epw weather file. But I don't understand the advice given here:

If I write RunBasement in my command prompt, it doesn't recognise this term. How can I use this pre-process application?

In advance, thanks for your help. Best,

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Are you using the GroundHeatTransfer:Basement objects like GroundHeatTransfer:Basement:SimParameters, GroundHeatTransfer:Basement:MatlProps, etc.. directly in your IDF file? If so, the batch file with EP-Launch already will use those inputs and run the Basement.exe program.

You may also want to consider using Foundation:Kiva objects. This is a more recent addition to EnergyPlus and provides advantages over the Basement.exe program.

JasonGlazer's avatar JasonGlazer  ( 2020-09-18 07:33:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-09-15 10:00:18 -0600

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Here there are the guide lines to modify the batch file in order to run the Basement program.

Anyway, in newer versions of EnergyPlus, Basement is accessible in an easier way, from the EP-Launch GUI, in the "Utilities" tab.

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Thank you! I have EnergyPlus 9.3.0, but nothing in the utilities tab. Is there a way to get Basement in it?

JSo's avatar JSo  ( 2020-09-18 07:21:53 -0600 )edit

Yes, it's a known issue of the 9.3.0 release. This pre-release of EnergyPlus fixed that bug.

rainbow's avatar rainbow  ( 2020-09-18 07:28:00 -0600 )edit

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