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Is there a measure to get hourly heating and cooling load breakdown?

asked 2022-01-02 08:54:43 -0600

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updated 2022-02-07 14:13:54 -0600

I did a parametric study for the heating and cooling load in OS and obtained the monthly envelope and internal load breakdown measure. I would like to get the hourly load breakdown maybe for a month or over a year. Is there a measure that I could use for the daily output? Thank you

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I'm not aware of one, but maybe someone else is. The highlighted code here makes the variable requests. That would need to be changed and then how the measure reports this would also need to be updated. Also could be good to clarify the time step you are looking for. The title asks about hourly breakdown, but the body of the post asks about daily. If this is a one-off use you could request variables and use SQL viewer.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2022-01-04 14:43:33 -0600 )edit

I updated the body to hourly as well. Do you mind directing me that where I should paste the code and how to execute it. I couldn't find the "measure" in OS folder.

Houri's avatar Houri  ( 2022-01-31 20:23:19 -0600 )edit

@Houri measures downloaded from the BCL are found in the C:\Users[your user name]\BCL folder and custom measures you've added outside of BCL are found in the C:\Users[your user name]\OpenStudio\Measures folder. You can watch this YouTube video and read the OpenStudio Measure Writing Guide for more details.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-02-01 12:53:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2022-02-01 17:42:54 -0600

There is a basic measure that makes a flood plot from a user selected meter. This could be easily modified to work work with any output variable. This measure expects the output request is already in the model, but reporting measures are now capable of injecting output requests prior to the EnergyPlus measure.

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