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How to quickly create a DOE Reference Building by OpenStudio for test

asked 2015-06-05 12:08:25 -0600

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updated 2017-08-05 13:15:40 -0600

I am testing the measure i created. But i need to create a osm file for the DOE Reference Building. It seems there are only IDF files for the DOE reference building. But when i import one idf file into OpenStudio, i got some error(File is not valid to draft strictness) even with the matching IDF version(8.2) and OpenStudio version(1.7.0). I guess the best way is to create an osm file in some measure. Any help? Thanks.

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answered 2015-06-05 13:04:51 -0600

updated 2015-06-05 13:07:51 -0600

A measure to create DOE Commercial Reference Buildings in OpenStudio is currently in the works.

You can view the development here.

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Thanks. I got errors from the measure for medium office : *Testing MediumOffice-DOE Ref 1980-2004-ASHRAE 169-2006-2A* DOE Ref 1980-2004 - Office - WholeBuilding - Md Office [openstudio.standards.Model] <0> Cannot find data for schedule: OfficeMedium VAV Operation, will not be created. [openstudio.standards.Model] <0> Cannot find data for schedule: OfficeMedium VAV OA Damper, will not be created. Error: testmediumoffice(CreateDOEPrototypeBuildingTest): TypeError: Expected argument 1 of type openstudio::model::Schedule &, but got FalseClass false in SWIG method 'setAvailabilitySchedul

building_performance gravatar image building_performance  ( 2015-06-05 18:58:19 -0600 )edit

@os_coder This measure is still under active development and has bugs/errors. It is not production ready but we continue to improve it. It should be complete in the next few months.

MarkAdams gravatar image MarkAdams  ( 2015-06-05 23:16:53 -0600 )edit

I wanted to view the geometry of the reference building and I see for Large office-2010, three floors separated from each other by 42' and stacked on top of each other. Is this wrong. Source:-

rkbest gravatar image rkbest  ( 2015-06-09 13:40:05 -0600 )edit

@rkbest the floating floor is used to represent the middle floors which use a floor multiplier. See this post for reference.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-06-09 17:31:18 -0600 )edit

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