I’m digging into the outputs of the results components a bit more and just wanting to get some additional information for validation…

**readEPResult**…are the individual parameters of this component (electricLight, electricEquip, peopleGains, totalSolarGain, infiltrationEnergy) instantaneous HEAT GAINS/LOSSES or delayed LOADS? My assumption is Loads.

**readEPSrfResult**…are the individual parameters of this component (surfaceEnergyFlow, opaqueEnergyFlow, glazEnergyFlow) instantaneous HEAT GAINS/LOSSES or delayed LOADS? My assumption is Loads.

**energyBalance**…is the modelEnergyBalance output of this component instantaneous HEAT GAINS/LOSSES or delayed LOADS? My assumption is Heat Gains/losses.

if my assumptions are right, if I sum the annual values for the COOLING output of the readEPResult, how come this would not match the “**Output:Variable,*,Zone Ideal Loads Zone Total Cooling Energy,hourly; !- HVAC Sum [J]**” annual summation that I extract from the resultFileAddress report, assuming of course that my simulation is modeled as Ideal Air Loads.

any input is greatly appreciated!