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Two buildings in the same model?

asked 2015-09-10 05:36:29 -0600

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updated 2015-09-10 09:33:40 -0600

I'm learning to use open studio for a project Is it possible to create another buildings in the same model?

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answered 2015-09-10 10:06:38 -0600

EnergyPlus doesn't care if all of your zones are adjacent to each other or not. As a result you can simulate a small collection of buildings as a single model. If you want to have each building metered individually you will have to add custom meters to accomplish this.

If you have a much larger collection of buildings you could run separate simulations and combine the results, but this wouldn't work if you have plant systems that span across buildings (that you want to model in detail), and you would also need to come up with approach to generate shading surfaces in each model representing the other models in the collection.

The most complex and robust solution would be using separate models but co-simulating them with the use of third party tools. You can have plant interactions and demand response.

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I have to study if the thermophysics properties of a building have the effects on the energy efficiency of another adjacent building. Therefore, if I understand well, I can't do it. Another question: It's possible to know the thermal transmittance of the constructions, because I found only the conductivity of each material. Thanks

Roberto's avatar Roberto  ( 2015-09-11 05:32:20 -0600 )edit

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