For DOE-2, include files with the annual LPD results are created. These can be included in a DOE-2 deck to simulate the hourly lighting controls for the given space. The DOE-2 Schedule button opens up a window, see image to the right, that requests a new file name and directory location to save the DOE-2 include (*.inc) file(s).
For EnergyPlus, an 8760 text file is created that can be referenced in EnergyPlus. The EnergyPlus Schedule button opens up a window that requests a new file name and directory location to save the EnergyPlus 8760 text (*.txt) file(s).
Example text that could be used in an EnergyPlus schedule file to reference an 8760 .txt file created by SPOT (named “Office1_8760”) is as follows:
Lights,Office1_lighting, Office1, Lighting_Office1, Watts/Area, , 8, , 0.0, 0.42, 0.18, 1.0, GeneralLights;
SCHEDULE:File,Lighting_Office1, Fraction, Office1_8760.txt, 188, 1;