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Reporting Carbon Dioxide levels in a space

asked 2014-10-17 12:29:37 -0500

updated 2015-07-11 20:12:58 -0500

Does anyone know how to report out CO2 levels in a space in EnergyPlus, I am sure there is a way but I can't find the output variable for it. It is a simple space with only natural ventilation and no mechanical conditioning. The space will have 300 occupants and the client wants to check CO2 levels in the space at various times. Is it enough just to specify the people or do I also need to use the "ZoneAirContaminantBalance" object to report out the CO2 levels?

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answered 2014-10-20 09:31:22 -0500

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You need to include the ZoneAirContaminantBalance input object. The output variables will not get created unless the program is actually doing the CO2 balance calculations. Then you will find the "Zone Air CO2 Concentration [ppm]" output variable.

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