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model upgrades to specific buildings from the End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock project

asked 2022-02-28 18:37:57 -0500

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updated 2022-02-28 18:49:47 -0500

I'm looking for guidance on how to apply measures to a sub-set of the buildings that were simulated as a part of the End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock project.

I'm only looking at residential buildings from a group of 6 counties.

I've downloaded the lines from the metadata file that are associated with buildings located in the counties of interest.

I've also downloaded the ResStock branch that was used for the EULP analysis.


How can I use the inputs from the metadata file to develop a csv file to use as a Precomputed Sampler? can I just include all columns with headers prefaced by 'in.'?

Assuming I don't change any inputs and leave the building ID in the first column the same, will the baseline results match exactly those available here?

Which release of BuildStockBatch was used for the EULP simulation? Does it matter?

How does one apply upgrades that seem to have multiple associated parameters in the options_lookup.tsv file?

For example, I'd like to convert buildings to having ASHPs. It seems I have three parameter|option combinations to chose from:

  1. HVAC Heating Type And Fuel|Electricity ASHP
  2. HVAC Heating Efficiency|ASHP, SEER 15, 8.5 HSPF
  3. HVAC Heating Type|Ducted Heat Pump

Which should I use as the Upgrade Scenarios in the buildstockbatch project definition file?

Thanks in advance

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answered 2022-03-02 10:10:06 -0500

updated 2022-03-02 10:12:17 -0500

You can use the OSM models located here. This will probably be easiest if you are already familiar with OpenStudio modeling.

Running upgrades through ResStock is possible, but our ability to support is limited, and the workflow to run on AWS is not always working. Buildstockbatch versions for each ResStock release are listed here:

Note that we plan to publicly release a dataset of load profiles with upgrades applied in Summer/Fall 2022.

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