I have been using umi for a study of the effect of different occupancy schedules on an earlier model developed by our research team. The problem is whenever I assign a different set of templates to my buildings (these have the same construction inputs but different schedules) my results from the operational energy simulation do not even change a bit (I checked and all my schedules cover the full year so this is not the problem). Could you please help me find this error?
I found the answer to my question and figured it might be helpful for others to share it here:
- Our model was developed with a previous version of the umi software which had bugs. There is a command to update your model, but it not effective in 100% of the situations. Sometimes, you need to build your model from scratch to make sure it works.
- I cannot simulate the entire model (it is a big urban model) in one run. It might be an issue with my PC's memory, but you can work around it by running your simulation in multiple batches instead.