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Do you normally include an air curtain in the energy model? [closed]

asked 2015-10-03 05:42:19 -0500

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updated 2015-10-04 08:43:14 -0500

Hi everyone, I have a daubt whether to include an air curtain in the energy model for LEED certification since it is presented in design documents. The air curtain is designed to work only occasionally (when loading docks are open), while main heating system has eneough capacity to maintain air temperature over heating setpoint.
Do you normally include an air curtain in the energy model? Thanks you, Dmitry

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answered 2015-10-08 02:10:00 -0500

The DOE prototype buildings for standalone retail did consider the air curtain. It is severed by unitary heater with high airflow rate.

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Thanks a lot Yixing. I agree that it is a safer way to include air curtain in the model. Thanks you very much again.

Dmitry's avatar Dmitry  ( 2015-10-11 09:12:20 -0500 )edit

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