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2019-04-18 15:02:57 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@Michael Wetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-18 15:02:45 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@MichaelWetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-18 15:02:12 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@michael-wetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-18 15:01:33 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@Michael-Wetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-18 15:00:24 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@Michael Wetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-18 15:00:08 -0500 commented question ** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

@Michael Wetter any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

2019-04-17 16:30:30 -0500 commented answer Error found while opening .IDF editor. "Too many fields for object:FenestrationSurface: Detailed Line Number 838 ".

That error message has "connected" warning lines that should appear below. This file needs to be in same directory as

2019-04-17 16:15:37 -0500 commented question Simulation Crashes for .idf with Swimming Pool Component, no severe or fatal errors

@jgmodel are you able to add the warning and error messages to your post? Others can provide better help with that infor

2019-04-17 12:30:51 -0500 commented answer Using meter:custom to aggregate output variable data

An alternative would be to use the Fan Electric Energy output variable, where the key name is the name of the Fan object

2019-04-17 12:04:10 -0500 edited answer Error found while opening .IDF editor. "Too many fields for object:FenestrationSurface: Detailed Line Number 838 ".

Whatever the Version object is set to in your input file, you need to use the same version of EnergyPlus and all of its

2019-04-17 12:03:07 -0500 answered a question Error found while opening .IDF editor. "Too many fields for object:FenestrationSurface: Detailed Line Number 838 ".

Whatever the Version object is set to in your input file, you need to use the same version of EnergyPlus and all of its

2019-04-16 18:09:27 -0500 commented question Error found while opening .IDF editor. "Too many fields for object:FenestrationSurface: Detailed Line Number 838 ".

And you are using the IDF Editor for the same version 8.9 of EnergyPlus?

2019-04-16 17:20:12 -0500 commented question Error found while opening .IDF editor. "Too many fields for object:FenestrationSurface: Detailed Line Number 838 ".

What version of EnergyPlus are you using for IDF Editor? What version of EnergyPlus is assigned to the IDF file created

2019-04-15 12:14:52 -0500 answered a question How to develop an EMS program to control the water flow rate of a low temperature radiant system?

If this is your first project using EMS, I would really recommend reviewing the EMS Application Guide. An EMS Sensor ca

2019-04-15 10:59:54 -0500 edited answer EMS-Actuator Need for Complex Shading Control

Dear Raphael, I followed your suggestion, but there is something strange within the evaluated schedule after applying

2019-04-11 07:50:17 -0500 commented question The annual component loads summary

@Fox-NUS If you are only interested in seeing annual summaries of typical sensible load contributions in each zone, then

2019-04-11 07:50:02 -0500 edited answer The Components Of Heating And Cooling Energy Loads

To report loads like this at different intervals, you will need to examine the RDD output file. This file contains a lis

2019-04-11 07:31:29 -0500 answered a question pv panels and solar collector in openstudio

@Mocarquer I would argue that there are reasonable differences between the summary reports of the two models that are no

2019-04-11 07:08:13 -0500 edited question pv panels and solar collector in openstudio

pv panels and solar collector in openstudio Hi, I am making a comparison between two models for a Chilean house. One wit

2019-04-10 11:54:17 -0500 edited question Can not access output variables for battery

Can not access output variables for battery I get the following warning: The following Report Variables were requeste

2019-04-10 11:44:21 -0500 commented answer Using more than one splitter-mixer pair in one Plant Loop

@acme If you want to easily model something in an EnergyPlus plant loop to provide heating, I would recommend the Distr

2019-04-10 11:42:19 -0500 commented answer Using more than one splitter-mixer pair in one Plant Loop

@acme 1 - a Tee in the diagram is a splitter or mixer (one splitter-mixer pair for each side of the three plant loops)

2019-04-08 12:54:25 -0500 commented question I have a small zone with 2 windows EnergyPlus. I`ve added 2 reference points to calculate daylighting. When I simulate I am getting errors for missing required property `daylighting_reference_point_name` for control_data 2, 3 to 9. How do I solve this?

What tool did you use to add the reference points? It seems that the Daylighting:Controls object is trying to reference

2019-04-08 12:51:33 -0500 commented question Photovoltaic equivalent one-diode model

What is the problem in calculating max power? Do you see a warning or severe error message in the error file ending in .

2019-04-05 14:23:54 -0500 commented question windows drawn with Euclid don't exist in open studio

@sofiag Euclid should only be used to create EnergyPlus geometry in its input files ending in .idf -- OpenStudio files e

2019-04-05 13:15:49 -0500 answered a question Using more than one splitter-mixer pair in one Plant Loop

1 - To get around the limit of one splitter / mixer pair per plant loop, you will need a total of three plant loops and

2019-04-04 11:04:08 -0500 commented question Why heat gain through opaque surfaces and windows is zero on some days in energy plus result

Surface Inside Face Conduction Heat Transfer Rate output variables to confirm that the pos and neg conduction values are

2019-04-04 11:02:20 -0500 commented question Why heat gain through opaque surfaces and windows is zero on some days in energy plus result

I should have mentioned that the Zone Opaque Surface Inside Face Conduction Gain output variable is the SUM of conductio

2019-04-04 10:52:51 -0500 commented answer Using meter:custom to aggregate output variable data

And all the names in the column headers match exactly what you entered into the Meter:Custom object? It might be case-se

2019-04-03 16:31:16 -0500 edited answer EMS Sensor Output Variable invalid name

You error is referring to the EMS Sensor named "WIN_2_SOLARIRRAD" -- you had pasted an example of a different EMS Sensor

2019-04-03 16:07:51 -0500 commented question Calculating steam boiler savings based on a heating hot water supply temperature reset

@tmcmoore which tool / software are you using? I would recommend replacing the "hot" tag with a tag for the tool's name

2019-04-03 15:49:26 -0500 answered a question Using meter:custom to aggregate output variable data

For testing, I would add Ouput:Variable, *, !- Key Value Air System Fan Electric Energy; !- Variab

2019-04-03 15:37:46 -0500 commented question Why heat gain through opaque surfaces and windows is zero on some days in energy plus result

Is this only for this 15:00 timestep, or does it occur at multiple times on that day? Is this a design day, or part of a

2019-04-03 15:32:15 -0500 answered a question EMS Sensor Output Variable invalid name

You error is referring to the EMS Sensor named "WIN_2_SOLARIRRAD" -- you had pasted an example of a different EMS Sensor

2019-03-21 17:55:37 -0500 commented answer OpenStudio User Interface Scaling Problems (Very Small Buttons)

@JustinShultz dang, that is way easier then my suggestion -- and less "hacky". If you submit that as a solution, you can

2019-03-21 17:55:22 -0500 commented answer OpenStudio User Interface Scaling Problems (Very Small Buttons)

@JustingShultz dang, that is way easier then my suggestion -- and less "hacky". If you submit that as a solution, you ca

2019-03-20 16:23:10 -0500 answered a question Is it possible to use real time sensor data (of temperature in- and outside, CO2 levels, occupancy) in EnergyPlus instead of Schedules?

You can do this with a combination of two objects in EnergyPlus: Schedule:File objects to read in sensor data in an ex

2019-03-20 16:00:12 -0500 commented answer OpenStudio User Interface Scaling Problems (Very Small Buttons)

@dhollman there seems to be a DPI-related issue posted on OpenStudio's GitHub page. Feel free to add, vote, etc. to show

2019-03-20 15:26:03 -0500 commented question open studio app and Hi res Screen

@Mirella the same question has been resolved in this post.

2019-03-01 13:12:57 -0500 answered a question How can I use the Slab Preprocessor when the floor is not insulated ?

Instead of the Slab preprocessor, I would recommend using the Foundation boundary condition for a ground-contact surface

2019-03-01 06:45:51 -0500 marked best answer Are there more recent sources of building occupancy/load schedules based on measured, empirical data from real buildings?

I know that there are suggested schedules from ASHRAE, but has there been much research into how accurate those are by measuring actual usage patterns in occupied buildings?

2019-02-28 17:14:54 -0500 commented question Restrict tag choice to existing tags instead of adding the please-use-existing-tags tag? And what qualifies as an existing tag?

@mldichter I believe that this was initially created so that Unmet Hours moderators could let others know that they were