Hi Mostapha and Chris,
i’m getting into the following situation.
I’m defining Heat/Cool setpoint CSV files that are hooked into the HB_setEPZoneSchedules component.
I run the simulation and it fails but no warnings in the GH environment.
So i checked the error file produced and i get the following 3 severe ones:
** Severe ** ThermostatSetpoint:DualSetpoint=“SHOEBOX_HVAC DUAL SP CONTROL” invalid Heating Setpoint Temperature Schedule Name=“C:\LADYBUG\EPCSVSCHEDULES\HEATINGSC.CSV” not found. ** Severe ** ThermostatSetpoint:DualSetpoint=“SHOEBOX_HVAC DUAL SP CONTROL” invalid Cooling Setpoint Temperature Schedule Name=“C:\LADYBUG\EPCSVSCHEDULES\COOLINGSC.CSV” not found. ** Severe ** GetStagedDualSetpoint: Errors with invalid names in ZoneControl:Thermostat:StagedDualSetpoint objects.
I looked in the idf file and i noticed that in the HVACTemplate:Thermostat section the heating/cooling schedule names are taken from the CSV files instead from the previously define Schedule:File section. As a result E+ doesn’t recognize the schedules. See attached: Left correct definition, right wrong HB definition.
The fix is easy (i suppose), so, to let you know this small bug.