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Can EnergyPlus model a building with electric baseboards?

asked 2014-10-24 07:36:28 -0600

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updated 2015-07-11 17:41:46 -0600

Is with EnergyPlus could model a building with electric baseboard ???

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@Fatima Please re-tag your question with 'energyplus' and 'electric-baseboards' instead of your user name.

Neal Kruis's avatar Neal Kruis  ( 2014-10-24 08:35:10 -0600 )edit

@Fatima. Use the tags as keywords for the question, e.g., "energyplus" and "electric-baseboard" in this case. Other users subscribe to specific tags so this question will get routed to people who subscribe to "energyplus".

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2014-10-24 08:35:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-10-24 08:30:50 -0600

Yes EnergyPlus can model an electric baseboard. Use the object "ZoneHVAC:Baseboard:RadiantConvective:Electric".

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@AnnieMarston. I see what you're doing and I'm going to start downvoting you if you don't stop! :P

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2014-10-24 08:33:56 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-10-24 08:32:59 -0600

updated 2014-10-24 08:35:40 -0600

Yes, EnergyPlus can model electric baseboards. See this section of the documentation:


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This EnergyPlus object is also supported in OpenStudio.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2014-10-25 10:00:47 -0600 )edit

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