[Equest-users] GLOBAL data in hourly results

Michael Busman mbusman at opterraenergy.com
Fri Nov 14 08:53:58 PST 2014


I’ll check if it’s a leap year problem, but my gut feeling is that it isn’t.  I’ve observed the day shift in Jan. and Feb. before the end of Feb. is reached and I’ve observed it in old models, say from 2011 or 2013.

Thanks for the suggestion.

From: R B [mailto:slv3sat at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 8:26 AM
To: Michael Busman
Cc: equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: Re: [Equest-users] GLOBAL data in hourly results

I have had problems with the hours not matching the schedule - being off by 1 - creates headache when I am trying to make sure that the winter peak is before the start of peak demand period.
Have you checked whether it is a leap year problem - I have had that happen to me before.

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Michael Busman <mbusman at opterraenergy.com<mailto:mbusman at opterraenergy.com>> wrote:
I have a different problem with hourly outputs that seems to be present in both 3.64 and 3.65.

I have built a large hourly spreadsheet to model the savings from the “Ice Bear”, a small ice TES used with air-cooled DX equipment such as rooftop package units and split systems.  In addition to the standard hourly electrical end-use values in the .sim file, I also export hourly dry bulb temp and cooling coil load.  The problem I’ve noticed is that the hourly values in the .sim file are shifted off by a day.  I’m just using a simple Monday-Friday office building for fine-tuning the spreadsheet. For example, day type 6 (Friday) will show no cooling electric or load and minimal lighting consumption.  Day type 7 (Saturday) as expected shows no cooling and minimal lighting loads.  Day type 1 (Sunday) shows considerable cooling electric and lighting as one would expect for a weekday but not a weekend day.

So far, I’ve been having to manually change the day types to make the loads align to weekdays, a tedious process.  I’m curious to know if anyone else has observed anything similar with hourly results.

My best,


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From: Equest-users [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org<mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org>] On Behalf Of Kalpesh Karnik
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 4:11 AM
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Subject: [Equest-users] GLOBAL data in hourly results

Dear all,

Has anyone faced a problem where on selecting GLOBAL variables like DBT and WBT in a ‘Hourly Report Block’ , the variables appear as ‘0’ for all hours in the excel file? I am facing such a problem. The weather file and the eQuest file are okay, as in the same file simulation results are viewable in all result outputs (summary, detailed, hourly). How can this be rectified?

Kalpesh S Karnik

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