How to change daily analysis period in Honeybee

analysis-period

#1

Hi! I would like to run annual daylight simulation in Honeybee. The default analysis period is 9 am to 5 pm. I need to analyze the lighting condition of 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-18 :00 for everyday in the year. I used 2 analysis period component and I changed the period into 9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00 of each.


But it seems the analysis period becomes January 1st 9 am - December 31st 12 am and January 1st 2 pm - December 31st 6 pm. An error occurred.
Is there anyway to realize my idea?

Thanks
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#2

I’d like to piggyback on this question if that’s ok.

I’m trying to just analyze heating energy in winter as it’s wood heat and no fire will be lit for 4 months in the middle of the year.

Is using (2) analyze period components (as seen in original question) a viable way of doing this?

Thanks all.


#3

I believe this will work for you:


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#4

Why you don’t define the analysisPeriod for just the 4 months you need?
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#5

Are you saying I could set a period to start at month 9 and end at 5?

I want months 1 2 3 4 5____9 10 11 12

Thanks


#6

Yes, you can:


But, depending what you want to do, you can define your own schedules in such a way that you can control what happens at a resolution of an hour.
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#7

I’ve found the way to solve it. The daily off hours can be a series of period.


#8

you can set up the daily off hours as a period like this


#9

Nice, thanks for responding.

Schedules and omissions are critical for my climate where people are heating with wood and not systems that heat / cool within the same day.