Electric light output not accounting for zone multipliers

asked 2021-10-28 08:57:20 -0500

Elisa Matar's avatar

updated 2022-02-05 15:28:58 -0500

Hi, everyone!

I'm using zone multipliers to simulate a large office building. For some of the floors, I've adopted zone multipliers to simplify my simulation; they are stated on the zone summary on the html output report, so that seems to be accounted for. However, when I check the output for electric light energy use (and electric equipment too), zones in the floors where I have multipliers have the same energy use as the same zone in a floor where the multiplier is 1. Does anyone know why multipliers are not accounted for here? Is there a way to get the total energy use as an output, including multipliers?

Thank you!

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@Elisa Matar so the summary report (HTML file) accounts for zone multipliers, but the output variables (CSV file) do not?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-10-28 09:14:08 -0500 )edit

The summary report accounts for the multipliers in the zone summary. But the total electric light energy use, both in the HTML and in the CSV file, doesn't seem to be considering them (same zone, in a floor with and in a floor without multiplier, has the same results, even though one should be 10 times the other).

Elisa Matar's avatar Elisa Matar  ( 2021-10-28 09:59:35 -0500 )edit

@Elisa Matar Ah, thank you for the clarification. The zone multipliers are NOT intended to alter zone-level output variables -- zone-level output meters should account for zone multipliers. You should have enough karma points to include screen shots or other images of the HTML file sections where you see the zone multiplier not having an effect.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-10-28 11:08:45 -0500 )edit

Great, I didn't know that! Now I've checked the meter section of the html and the multipliers are being considered there, it's all fine. The problem was that I was extracting the output variables directly from the CSV as I didn't know they were not affected. Thanks, Aaron!

Elisa Matar's avatar Elisa Matar  ( 2021-10-28 11:40:57 -0500 )edit