The 20kW of OtherEquipment doesn’t add to the electricity consumption meter, it just adds heat load to the zone. This is to replace the 20kW of heat “lost” by the pumps -- heat that originally came from electricity used by the pumps. ElectricEquipment would add 20kW to the electricity meter thus double counting the 20kW of electricity.
A few types of equipment, like water heaters, already do add their skin losses to zone. The wish list does include getting all types of equipment inefficiencies coupled to zone loads.
I’m missing something…..
If the energy is already accounted for in, say, the pump object,
How can it be that adding an OtherEquipment object with 20kW doesn’t double count?
Building Performance Team
OtherEquipment is less hassle than ElecticEquipment, it does not consume energy that would need to be backed out to avoid double counting.
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