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2021-05-05 10:47:10 -0500 asked a question Configuration to Exclude Sizing from ESO?

Configuration to Exclude Sizing from ESO? Hi, I wonder if its possible to 'exclude' the sizing-period data from the .E

2021-05-03 08:50:47 -0500 commented answer Modeling DOAS supply through a Hallway?

Hi shorowit, Thanks very much. I appreciate the input. It appears that the ZoneMixing objs are not implemented in OS? D

2021-04-29 18:07:08 -0500 asked a question Modeling DOAS supply through a Hallway?

Modeling DOAS supply through a Hallway? Hi all, I am wondering about the appropriate way to model a DOAS system? I'm l

2021-01-31 11:15:53 -0500 commented answer Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue?

Hi @macumber - that worked great!! Thank you so much - I uninstalled OS App, reinstalled using the v1.1.1-alpha2, reinst

2021-01-29 09:49:50 -0500 answered a question Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue?

Hi @David Goldwasser, Thanks so much for your advice - thats super helpful. I did as you recommended and tried to find

2021-01-26 20:00:48 -0500 asked a question Control ERV flow rates using DesignSpecification?

Control ERV flow rates using DesignSpecification? Hi all, I am wondering if I can control a simple ZoneHVAC:EnergyReco

2021-01-26 16:16:49 -0500 commented question Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue?

Hi David, thanks for getting back to me. Yes: the 1.1.0 plugin is the one that is causing Sketchup to crash when I try a

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2021-01-26 10:50:23 -0500 edited question Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue?

Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue? Hi all, I am running into trouble with the Sketchup plugin installer? When I

2021-01-26 10:48:52 -0500 asked a question Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue?

Help with Sketchup Plugin Install issue? Hi all, I am running into trouble with the Sketchup plugin installer? When I

2020-08-31 11:10:04 -0500 answered a question Help Understanding 'Surface Average Face Conduction Heat Transfer Energy' Results?

Ah, thank you so much Aaron and Lantonshen. I appreciate your input here. Reading through the documentation and links, i

2020-08-29 14:31:41 -0500 asked a question Help Understanding 'Surface Average Face Conduction Heat Transfer Energy' Results?

Help Understanding 'Surface Average Face Conduction Heat Transfer Energy' Results? Hello, I was hoping someone could hel

2018-08-16 16:39:35 -0500 answered a question IdealAir Heating and Cooling Energy Use at the Same Time?

Hello Eric, Thank so much for your response. I changed my reporting to 'detailed' as you suggested and I'm not getting

2018-08-15 19:37:47 -0500 asked a question IdealAir Heating and Cooling Energy Use at the Same Time?

IdealAir Heating and Cooling Energy Use at the Same Time? Hi all, I have a question I'm trying to understand about Ide

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2017-02-17 08:56:21 -0500 asked a question Clarification on Window Output Result

Hello, I'm new to EnergyPlus modeling and I'm wondering if anyone could clarify something for me on the results of a model I am working on? In a detailed Summary Report such as "WindowEnergyReportMonthly" there are several window energy results listed for each window surface:

  • Surface Window Transmitted Solar Radiation Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Transmitted Beam Solar Radiation Rate Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Transmitted Diffuse Solar Radiation Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Heat Gain Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Heat Loss Energy (SumOrAverage)

My questions is: does the "Surface Window Heat Gain Energy" result include the Transmitted Solar Radiation Energy in addition to any conductive/convective gains (is it a sum of all the monthly heat gains)? Or does it NOT include this transmitted solar gain and only represent conductive / convective gains?

I wasn't sure where to find a detailed description of the Output variable types for these reports and what exactly they include / exclude. Just looking at the results of my model it seems that this field does NOT include the solar gains, but I just wanted to be sure.

thanks in advance for any help. best, -Ed

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2017-02-16 19:37:59 -0500 asked a question Clarification on Summary Report output item?

I'm new to EnergyPlus modeling and I'm wondering if anyone could clarify something for me on the results of a model I am working on? In a detailed Summary Report such as "WindowEnergyReportMonthly" there are several window energy results listed for each window surface:

  • Surface Window Transmitted Solar Radiation Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Transmitted Beam Solar Radiation Rate Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Transmitted Diffuse Solar Radiation Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Heat Gain Energy (SumOrAverage)
  • Surface Window Heat Loss Energy (SumOrAverage)

My questions is: does the "Surface Window Heat Gain Energy" result include the Transmitted Solar Radiation Energy in addition to any conductive/convective gains (is it a sum of all the monthly heat gains)? Or does it NOT include this transmitted solar gain and only represent conductive / convective gains?

I wasn't sure where to find a detailed description of the Output variable types for these reports and what exactly they include / exclude. Just looking at the results of my model it seems that this field does NOT include the solar gains, but I just wanted to be sure.