How long does a FEDS run take?
A useful rule of thumb is that a full FEDS optimization run will take a couple minutes per building set. However, run-time depends on a number of factors, including computing resources, processor speed, size, and complexity of the case. The more buildings, use areas, and technologies being analyzed, the longer the FEDS run will take. Additionally, the presence and number of central energy plants and thermal loops will also impact run-time.
Conversely, a calibration run of the same case and computer takes only a few seconds (with additional time to generate the reports). This is because all building sets are excluded from optimization to help focus on the baseline energy results and aid in focusing on model quality assurance and calibration processes.