Use External .csv file to control temperature & relative humidity setpoints (DesignBuilder/EnergyPlus)

asked 2022-05-17 07:36:39 -0600

Debayan93's avatar


I am trying to control my temperature and relative humidity setpoints based on outdoor weather conditions, for which I defined a script which reads external weather data and creates a daily setpoint schedule for the entire year based on a few pre-defined logic which I can extract as a .csv file.

I am trying to define my setpoint schedules based on this .csv file. I was wondering if there is a way to upload this .csv file to define the schedules otherwise the CompactSchedule becomes too long. I am using currently DesignBuilder (v6) but using E+ is also an option for me.

Let me know any suggestions.



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@Debayan93this post is likely what you're looking for, and this post has another option for using EMS scripts in DesignBuilder.

Does that answer your question?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-05-17 08:48:48 -0600 )edit

I agree EMS/PythonPlugin is probably the way to go, to eliminate the preprocessing step (at the cost of an increase in simulation time and complexity)

Schedule:File would do otherwise. Not sure if Design Building supports it or not, but E+ (and OpenStudio) do.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2022-05-17 14:56:23 -0600 )edit