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Reporting occupancy schedules (energyplus)

asked 2024-01-29 09:21:54 -0500

Gijs_WE's avatar

updated 2024-01-29 09:24:46 -0500

Hi all,

I have a bit of a weird question. Is there any way to make Energyplus report per zone, per hour whether or not there are people present in that zone? Essentially reporting the presence of people as described in de occupancy schedule in the .idf. I can't seem to find an appropriate solution anywhere. I'm looking for some kind of report variable that puts these results in the .eso or in a .csv or something.

Curious if anyone else has run into this problem as well. Thanks for your answers! Best Gijs

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answered 2024-01-29 17:42:23 -0500

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How about Zone,Average,People Occupant Count?

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This worked, but it obviously reports the average number of people in a zone for an hour. While that is usable too, there appears to be no direct way to extract the actual occupancy schedule itself throughout the year.

Gijs_WE's avatar Gijs_WE  ( 2024-01-30 07:32:12 -0500 )edit

@Gijs_WE Then you want the Schedule Value output variable, and you can enter the name of the occupancy schedule(s) you're interested in as the Key Value. Example:

  People_Shopping_Sch,   !- Key Value
  Schedule Value,            !- Variable Name
  hourly;                        !- Reporting Frequency
Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2024-01-30 08:58:52 -0500 )edit

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