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00 | Honeybee
01 | Daylight | Material
02 | Daylight | Light Source
03 | Daylight | Recipes
04 | Daylight | Daylight
05 | Energy | Building Program
06 | Energy | Material | Construction
07 | Energy | Schedule
08 | Energy | Set Zone Properties
09 | Energy | HVACSystems
10 | Energy | Energy
11 | THERM
12 | Developers
13 | WIP

This component accepst the outputs of the "Read EP Result" and the "Read EP Surface Result" components and outputs a data tree with all of the building-wide energy balance terms. This can then be plugged into the "Ladybug_3D Chart" or "Ladybug_Monthly Bar Chart" to give a visualization of the energy balance of the whole model.

Inputs

NameIDDescriptionType
HBZones_HBZonesThe HBZones out of any of the HB components that generate or alter zones. Note that these should ideally be the zones that are fed into the Run Energy Simulation component. Zones read back into Grasshopper from the Import idf component will not align correctly with the EP Result data.Goo
Coolingcooling_The cooling load from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Heatingheating_The heating load from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Electric LightelectricLight_The electric lighting load from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Electric EquipelectricEquip_The electric equipment load from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Fan ElectricfanElectric_The electric fan load from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
People GainspeopleGains_The people gains from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Total Solar GaintotalSolarGain_The total solar gain from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Infiltration EnergyinfiltrationEnergy_The infiltration heat loss (negative) or heat gain (positive) from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Mech Ventilation EnergymechVentilationEnergy_The outdoor air heat loss (negative) or heat gain (positive) from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Nat Vent EnergynatVentEnergy_The natural ventilation heat loss (negative) or heat gain (positive) from the "Honeybee_Read EP Result" component.Goo
Surface Energy FlowsurfaceEnergyFlow_The surface heat loss (negative) or heat gain (positive) from the "Honeybee_Read EP Surface Result" component.Goo

Outputs

NameIDDescriptionType
OutreadMe!...String
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Flr Norm Energy BalflrNormEnergyBalA data tree with the important building-wide energy balance terms normalized by floor area. This can then be plugged into the "Ladybug_3D Chart" or "Ladybug_Monthly Bar Chart" to give a visualization of the energy balance of the whole model.Goo
Flr Norm Bal WStorageflrNormBalWStorageA data tree with the important building-wide energy balance terms normalized by floor area plus an additional term to represent the energy being stored in the building's mass. If you have input all of the terms of your energy balance to this component, you storage term should be very small in relation to the other energy balance terms. Thus, this storage term can be a good way to check whether all of your energy balance terms are accounted for. This output can then be plugged into the "Ladybug_3D Chart" or "Ladybug_Monthly Bar Chart" to give a visualization of the energy balance of the whole model.Goo
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Model Energy BalancemodelEnergyBalanceA data tree with the important building-wide energy balance terms. This can then be plugged into the "Ladybug_3D Chart" or "Ladybug_Monthly Bar Chart" to give a visualization of the energy balance of the whole model.Goo
Energy Bal With StorageenergyBalWithStorageA data tree with the important building-wide energy balance terms plus an additional term to represent the energy being stored in the building's mass. If you have input all of the terms of your energy balance to this component, you storage term should be very small in relation to the other energy balance terms. Thus, this storage term can be a good way to check whether all of your energy balance terms are accounted for. This output can then be plugged into the "Ladybug_3D Chart" or "Ladybug_Monthly Bar Chart" to give a visualization of the energy balance of the whole model.Goo

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