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What's the difference between "'Facility" and "Building" in EnergyPlus?

asked 2015-07-22 10:21:34 -0500

updated 2015-07-22 10:27:36 -0500

In the energy meter of the standard report electricity showed the results for "facility" and "building", the gap are pretty small. I wonder that's the differences?


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answered 2015-07-22 10:27:08 -0500

The meter details output (.mtd) file gives a description of the outputs wrapped up in each energy meter. It appears that Electric:Facility contains all electricity from internal loads and HVAC systems. Electricity:Building only contains electricity from internal loads (lights, electric equipment, etc).

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Thanks, Eric! Great help!

Yijia gravatar image Yijia  ( 2015-07-22 10:31:02 -0500 )edit

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