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Converting Schedule:Ruleset to Schedule:File with DesignDays schedules

asked 2021-06-01 12:39:43 -0500

handi gravatar image

updated 2021-06-03 13:41:17 -0500

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to convert thermostat schedules written using Schedule:Ruleset to using Schedule:File, so, I can have my own temperature setpoint profiles across the 8760 hours. Before I made any adjustment on the setpoint values, I took a test to compare the model performance using either method and with the same setpoint profiles. My workflow was by running a single run on Schedule:Ruleset to produce the hourly temperature setpoint values and modify the model to use Schedule:File by reading a .csv files containing the setpoint values.

The model-run using Schedule:File changes the components' sizing. It looks it is because the model does not include the design day schedules that were originally part of the Schedule:Ruleset. Is there any way to go around it? Alternatively, I can use Schedule:Compact with the designdays schedules and the hourly setpoint profiles.


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answered 2021-06-01 13:51:10 -0500

It appears that Schedule:File object in EnergyPlus does not support design days, see this issue. If you think the EnergyPlus developers should work on this, you can give the issue a thumbs up so they know there is interest.

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Thanks. That would be a nice feature for Schedule:File object to having. I will give the issue a thumbs up.

handi gravatar image handi  ( 2021-06-01 18:33:29 -0500 )edit

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