Include heating in OpenStudio 1.6.0 [closed]

asked 2015-05-20 07:46:43 -0500

cheyenne gravatar image

updated 2015-07-11 14:56:02 -0500


I'm trying to get a heating in my building, so that the inside temperature never drops below 20°C. When I work on the hvac step in the OpenStudio menu and include a new hvac-sytsem for example packages rooftop heat pump and drop the themal zones into that scheme, the simulation fails. What do i have to change, to get the simulation started using the heating. All the other questions and tutorials i've found, say to just turn on the fan, in the themal zone step in OpenStudio. But my working surface looks diffrent to the ones described and I cant find the simple option to turn on a fan.

Thanks a lot for the help, Cheyenne

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Julien Marrec
close date 2015-09-17 16:46:33.680314


Have you added thermostats to the thermal zones? Also suggest updating to 1.7.0.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-05-20 08:38:03 -0500 )edit

Also, what is the error saying exactly? Look in the eplusout.err file and read the last severe error.

TaylorRoberts gravatar image TaylorRoberts  ( 2015-05-20 13:31:36 -0500 )edit

Hey, thanks for the answers. No, I didnt add a thermostat to the thermals zones, where can I do that?

The eplusout.err file says:

cheyenne gravatar image cheyenne  ( 2015-05-20 17:00:14 -0500 )edit

* Fatal * IP: Errors occurred on processing IDF file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination: ..... Reference severe error count=2 ..... Last severe error=IP: Possible incorrect IDD File *** Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning). *** Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages. *** EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.

cheyenne gravatar image cheyenne  ( 2015-05-20 17:01:51 -0500 )edit

Look at the eplusout.err file to see what the errors are. See this page for instructions on how to view that file.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-05-20 19:21:56 -0500 )edit