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Which output variables should I use for HVAC energy consumption?

asked 2023-01-17 11:28:29 -0500

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updated 2023-01-17 14:24:42 -0500


I am new on OpenStudio and EnergyPlus. I use a VAV system with reheat on the model and want to see how much energy the whole system consumes - Cooling coil, Heating coil, Fan and VAV Boxes.

Do you know which output variables I should use for the whole HVAC system?


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answered 2023-01-23 09:52:33 -0500

If you want to see the electricity/natural gas consumption for the heating, cooling and fan systems, you can check the output html table after running the simulation on EnergyPlus. If you want to know the amount of heating or cooling provided by these coils, you can use the output variables Heating Coil Heating Rate (or Heating Coil Heating Energy), Cooling Coil Total Cooling Rate (or Cooling Coil Total Cooling Energy).

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