honeybee_energy.hvac.heatcool.radiant module

Low temperature radiant system.

class honeybee_energy.hvac.heatcool.radiant.Radiant(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: honeybee_energy.hvac.heatcool._base._HeatCoolBase

Low temperature radiant HVAC system.

By default, this HVAC template will swap out all floor and ceiling constructions of the Rooms that it is applied to (according to the radiant_type property).

Note that radiant systems are particularly limited in cooling capacity and using them may result in many unmet hours. To reduce unmet hours, use an expanded comfort range, remove carpet, reduce internal loads, reduce solar and envelope gains during peak times, and add thermal mass.

Parameters
  • identifier – Text string for system identifier. Must be < 100 characters and not contain any EnergyPlus special characters. This will be used to identify the object across a model and in the exported IDF.

  • vintage

    Text for the vintage of the template system. This will be used to set efficiencies for various pieces of equipment within the system. Choose from the following.

    • DOE_Ref_Pre_1980

    • DOE_Ref_1980_2004

    • ASHRAE_2004

    • ASHRAE_2007

    • ASHRAE_2010

    • ASHRAE_2013

    • ASHRAE_2016

    • ASHRAE_2019

  • equipment_type

    Text for the specific type of the system and equipment. (Default: the first option below) Choose from.

    • Radiant_Chiller_Boiler

    • Radiant_Chiller_ASHP

    • Radiant_Chiller_DHW

    • Radiant_ACChiller_Boiler

    • Radiant_ACChiller_ASHP

    • Radiant_ACChiller_DHW

    • Radiant_DCW_Boiler

    • Radiant_DCW_ASHP

    • Radiant_DCW_DHW

  • radiant_type

    Text to indicate which faces are thermally active. Note that systems are assumed to be embedded in concrete slabs unless CeilingMetalPanel or FloorWithHardwood is specified. Choose from the following. (Default: Floor).

    • Floor

    • Ceiling

    • FloorWithCarpet

    • CeilingMetalPanel

    • FloorWithHardwood

  • minimum_operation_time – A number for the minimum number of hours of operation for the radiant system before it shuts off. Note that this has no effect if the radiant_type is not in a slab. (Default: 1).

  • switch_over_time – A number for the minimum number of hours for when the system can switch between heating and cooling. Note that this has no effect if the radiant_type is not in a slab. (Default: 24).

Properties:
  • identifier

  • display_name

  • vintage

  • equipment_type

  • radiant_type

  • minimum_operation_time

  • switch_over_time

  • schedules

ToString()

Overwrite .NET ToString.

duplicate()

Get a copy of this object.

classmethod from_dict(data)[source]

Create a HVAC object from a dictionary.

Parameters

data – A dictionary in following the format below.

{
"type": "",  # text for the class name of the HVAC
"identifier": "Classroom1_System",  # identifier for the HVAC
"display_name": "Standard System",  # name for the HVAC
"vintage": "ASHRAE_2019",  # text for the vintage of the template
"equipment_type": "",  # text for the HVAC equipment type
"radiant_type": "Ceiling",
"minimum_operation_time": 1,
"switch_over_time": 24
}
classmethod from_dict_abridged(data, schedule_dict)[source]

Create a HVAC object from an abridged dictionary.

Parameters
  • data – An abridged dictionary in following the format below.

  • schedule_dict – A dictionary with schedule identifiers as keys and honeybee schedule objects as values (either ScheduleRuleset or ScheduleFixedInterval). These will be used to assign the schedules to the Setpoint object.

{
"type": "",  # text for the class name of the HVAC
"identifier": "Classroom1_System",  # identifier for the HVAC
"display_name": "Standard System",  # name for the HVAC
"vintage": "ASHRAE_2019",  # text for the vintage of the template
"equipment_type": "",  # text for the HVAC equipment type
"radiant_type": "Ceiling",
"minimum_operation_time": 1,
"switch_over_time": 24
}
lock()
to_dict(abridged=False)[source]

Radiant system dictionary representation.

Parameters

abridged – Boolean to note whether the full dictionary describing the object should be returned (False) or just an abridged version (True). This input currently has no effect but may eventually have one if schedule-type properties are exposed on this template.

to_ideal_air_equivalent()

Get a version of this HVAC as an IdealAirSystem.

unlock()
COOL_ONLY_TYPES = ('EvapCoolers', 'FCU_Chiller', 'FCU_ACChiller', 'FCU_DCW', 'ResidentialAC', 'WindowAC')
EQUIPMENT_TYPES = ('Radiant_Chiller_Boiler', 'Radiant_Chiller_ASHP', 'Radiant_Chiller_DHW', 'Radiant_ACChiller_Boiler', 'Radiant_ACChiller_ASHP', 'Radiant_ACChiller_DHW', 'Radiant_DCW_Boiler', 'Radiant_DCW_ASHP', 'Radiant_DCW_DHW')
HEAT_ONLY_TYPES = ('ElectricBaseboard', 'BoilerBaseboard', 'ASHPBaseboard', 'DHWBaseboard', 'GasHeaters', 'ResidentialHPNoCool', 'ResidentialFurnace')
VINTAGES = ('DOE_Ref_Pre_1980', 'DOE_Ref_1980_2004', 'ASHRAE_2004', 'ASHRAE_2007', 'ASHRAE_2010', 'ASHRAE_2013', 'ASHRAE_2016', 'ASHRAE_2019')
property display_name

Get or set a string for the object name without any character restrictions.

If not set, this will be equal to the identifier.

property equipment_type

Get or set text for the system’s equipment specification.

For example, ‘VAV chiller with gas boiler reheat’.

property identifier

Get or set the text string for HVAC system identifier.

property minimum_operation_time

Get or set a the minimum hours of operation before the system shuts off.

property properties

Get properties for extensions.

property radiant_type

Get or set text to indicate the type of radiant system.

radiant_typeS = ('Floor', 'Ceiling', 'FloorWithCarpet', 'CeilingMetalPanel', 'FloorWithHardwood')
property schedules

Get an array of all the schedules associated with the HVAC system.

This property should be overwritten in each of the classes inheriting from the HVACSystem base class since each HVAC system is likely to have it’s own unique places where schedules are assigned. At a minimum, this property should return heating/cooling availability schedules.

property switch_over_time

Get or set the minimum hours the system can switch between heating/cooling.

property user_data

Get or set an optional dictionary for additional meta data for this object.

This will be None until it has been set. All keys and values of this dictionary should be of a standard Python type to ensure correct serialization of the object to/from JSON (eg. str, float, int, list, dict)

property vintage

Get or set text to indicate the vintage of the template system.

Choose from the following options:

  • DOE_Ref_Pre_1980

  • DOE_Ref_1980_2004

  • ASHRAE_2004

  • ASHRAE_2007

  • ASHRAE_2010

  • ASHRAE_2013

  • ASHRAE_2016

  • ASHRAE_2019