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How to evaluate indoor comfort

asked 2015-07-08 10:20:17 -0500

thiathia gravatar image

updated 2018-05-19 12:40:39 -0500

I am wondering which output variable evaluates best the indoor comfort of a zone. i have been told about the PMV measure but I can't download it with BCL. it stops and reports errors. So Which output variable do you propose?

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Are you having problems actually downloading the measure or are you having problems using it once you download it?

To download measures or components from within OpenStudio you need to setup a BCL account and then enter your key in OpenStudio. See documentation here.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-07-08 10:26:43 -0500 )edit

@thiathia please use established tags before creating new ones. Our tag convention follows StackOverflow and uses a - between words, e.g. thermal-comfort not thermalcomfort.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-08 21:14:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-08 10:35:39 -0500

Waseem gravatar image

updated 2015-07-08 10:40:14 -0500

You can use the output variables tab to output PMV and PPD in OpenStudio. If you are using text editor for editing your .idf files then you can use the following lines to output PMV and PPD respectively.

Output:Variable,*,Zone Thermal Comfort Fanger Model PMV,hourly; !- Zone Average []

Output:Variable,*,Zone Thermal Comfort Fanger Model PPD,hourly; !- Zone Average [%]

But you have to input fields in People object to calculate/output these variables e.g. activity level schedule name, work efficiency schedule name, thermal comfort model type etc.

Hope this will help.

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answered 2015-12-08 21:59:45 -0500

Jlove gravatar image

updated 2015-12-08 22:00:03 -0500

The variable name for EP 7.2.0 is little different.

Output:Variable, *,FangerPMV, hourly;

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