Schedule:Year - Customize vacation in the OpenStudioMasterTemplate

Hi everyone!

I’m trying to modify the schedule: Year of Primary School zone in the OpenStudioMasterTemplate, in order to customize the vacations set by default in the schedule.

Does anyone know which year has been considered in this schedule?

For example DesignBuilder have set the year for every record to 2002 to ensure that daily, hourly and sub-hourly data generated by EnergyPlus is correctly synchronized with the DesignBuilder graphics display.

Is it the same case for the OpenStudioMasterTemplate data?

Thank you in advance!


Can you please share why you are interested in the schedule year?

Hi Devang,

thanks for your reply.

Yes! Sorry that I haven’t specified that before.

I’m asking that because I’m trying to create my own primary school’s schedule by modifying the OpenStudioMasterTemplate. That will be good to share the new file with my colleagues.
The only problem is that I don’t really understand the year that the days in the schedule are related to:

For instance, I’d like that the summer break (from August to September) begins with a Monday and finishes with a Sunday.

How could I do that without knowing the exact year?

I know that with the component “Honeybee_convert EP Schedules to Values” you can extrapolate the date of vacations from the epwFile:

But I have the same problem, the epwFile is composed by different years according to the hours.
So I can’t really choose a correct summer break, that changes each year according to the calendar.

On the other hand, with Besign Builder, by knowing the year of reference (2002), I can easily choose the correct period of the holidays for that year.

I hope that this clarifies my issue.

Thanks in advance for your help


in E+ you can set the day the simulation starts. This is another way of controlling what you want to control.

Thank you Abraham for your help!

FYI, the way to do what Abraham is suggesting with the Honeybee components is to use the “Honeybee_Energy Simulation Par” component like so:

Thank you Chris! It is much clearer for me now :slight_smile: