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OpenStudio SubMeter?

asked 2014-10-21 21:12:05 -0500

Chuangye Guan gravatar image

updated 2016-04-08 08:14:13 -0500

I am new to OpenStudio and EnergyPlus. I want to have a sub-meter function in my OpenStudio model. I tried to look up a similar in OpenStudio but couldn't find any. The other method I tried is to create an exterior fuel equipment, and assign power and schedule to it. However, I couldn't find a way to do it in OpenStudio interface.

Can you share your method to build a sub-meter function in OpenStudio? Or can you help me create the exterior fuel equipment in OpenStudio interface?

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answered 2014-10-21 21:25:39 -0500

updated 2015-07-14 09:13:29 -0500

There's a measure for that.

Look through the MDD file after a run to see what meters are available in your model, download the measure via the OS App, paste in the name of the meter verbatim, and then run again. If that doesn't fit your needs you might need to write your own measure to create a custom meter in EnergyPlus. Hope that gets you started.

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So I guess the new working phrase for OpenStudio is going to be "there is a measure for that" :-)

Thanks for letting us now about it.

Ralph Muehleisen gravatar image Ralph Muehleisen  ( 2014-10-23 14:12:53 -0500 )edit

@MatthewSteen - what format is needed to add the variable name>- i.e. I found that this might be useful for me "Output:Meter,Cooling:Electricity,hourly; !- [J]" from mdd file. I added a new measure AddOutputVariable which needs the variable name and frequency. What should be my variable name- format?

rkbest gravatar image rkbest  ( 2015-07-13 16:03:24 -0500 )edit

@rkbest to use the measure only the meter name and interval are needed. For the meter you mention above enter Cooling:Electricity and select hourly from the dropdown choice.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-14 09:12:56 -0500 )edit

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