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Total zone energy consumption by fuel type in EnergyPlus

asked 2014-10-20 15:36:14 -0500

RyanStochastic's avatar

updated 2017-06-07 12:05:37 -0500

Does energyplus have an output option for total energy consumption by zone and fuel source?

In the Output:Table:SummaryReports portion of the documentation, there is a table called ABUPS, or Annual Building Utility Performance Summary, and within ABUPS there is a table called 'End Uses' that summarizes the total annual building energy consumption by end-use (heating/cooling/lighting/etc) and fuel source (electric/gas/etc)- I'm looking for a similar table that corresponds to a single zone, instead of the entire building. Alternatively, a table that listed total annual building energy consumption by zone and fuel source would suffice.

Does such an output table exist? If not, is there an easy way to generate one? Or is there any output variable that shows total energy consumption (of a given fuel type, e.g. total electric or total gas) per zone?


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answered 2014-10-20 15:59:05 -0500

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updated 2014-10-20 19:22:23 -0500

No, no such table exists and no such output variables or meters have such totals by zone. There are some zone-level report variables for internal gains, but not for total energy use. One major problem that makes it difficult is that when there are central HVAC systems, there is no reliable/general way to assign a portion of the HVAC energy used to a particular zone. If you have a special case where all the systems are clearly associated with specific zones, you may be able to construct your own meter report variable using Meter:Custom.

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Bummer. Thanks for the confirmation!

RyanStochastic's avatar RyanStochastic  ( 2014-10-20 19:04:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-09-04 23:51:09 -0500

santle's avatar

If you need hourly electricity consumption by each zone, you can use the following Output:Meter,Electricity:*;

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