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Can you model internal and external shading devices at the same time?

asked 2015-10-07 16:41:57 -0600

Tanea gravatar image

updated 2015-10-07 20:08:02 -0600

I'm currently running simulations of a house with external blinds and I need to reduce solar gains, so I wanted to add an internal shade. Is it possible to run a simulation with both shading devices?

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Can you include what software you're trying to use?

Eric Ringold gravatar imageEric Ringold ( 2015-10-07 17:22:45 -0600 )edit

Yes, sorry I forgot. I'm using Energy Plus, v. 8.3

Tanea gravatar imageTanea ( 2015-10-07 19:13:19 -0600 )edit

So you don't want an overhang and a blind, you want two different blinds on the same window? Are they controlled in the same way, or are the exterior ones static?

David Goldwasser gravatar imageDavid Goldwasser ( 2015-10-07 20:10:06 -0600 )edit

I have an external blind and I want to add an internal shading device, such as shades. They are controlled in the same way with a schedule.

Tanea gravatar imageTanea ( 2015-10-08 09:25:49 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-08 11:04:14 -0600

vidanovic gravatar image

Yes you can. Take a look at Construction:ComplexFenestrationState in Input/Output reference. I would highly recommend to use LBNLs WINDOW software to generate IDF for the window.

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I'll do that. Thank you very much.

Tanea gravatar imageTanea ( 2015-10-09 08:57:15 -0600 )edit

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