Design Specifcation Outdoor Air Object Name fileld in AirTerminal:SingleDuct:VAV:Reheat

asked 2022-11-05 14:12:12 -0600

Keigo's avatar

updated 2022-11-05 14:18:37 -0600

I/O Reference explains that Design Specification Outdoor Air Object Name field in AirTerminal:SingleDuct:VAV:Reheat will compute the outdoor air requirement based on the current number of occupants in the zone if Outdoor Air Flow per Person is non-zero. This is incorrect. I have tested with an ExampleFile, but the outdoor air flow rate did not change with the current occupancy.

I don't know EnergyPlus developers' intent with this field. If they want to change the outdoor air flow rate based on the current occupancy as described in I/O Reference, the code should be fixed. If the current code is correct and they have other intent, I/O Reference should be revised.

In any case, I'll always leave this field blank. In reality, the outdoor air flow rate is either constant or variable with CO2 sensor. I know how to model both of them. This field is irrelevant to both of them.

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