Input Output Reference — EnergyPlus 8.1

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Group – Economics[LINK]

EnergyPlus contains a number of objects to model construction cost and utility bill calculations.

The objects used by EnergyPlus for construction cost calculations are as follows:

  • ComponentCost:Adjustments
  • ComponentCost:Reference
  • ComponentCost:LineItem

The objects used by EnergyPlus for utility bill calculations are as follows:

  • UtilityCost:Tariff
  • UtilityCost:Qualify
  • UtilityCost:Charge:Simple
  • UtilityCost:Charge:Block
  • UtilityCost:Ratchet
  • UtilityCost:Variable
  • UtilityCost:Computation

The objects used for performing a life-cycle cost analysis are:

  • LifeCycleCost:Parameters
  • LifeCycleCost:RecurringCosts
  • LifeCycleCost:NonrecurringCost
  • LifeCycleCost:UsePriceEscalation
  • LifeCycleCost:UseAdjustment

The object used for specifying the currency symbol of the monetary unit used is:

  • CurrencyType