Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

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

asked 2015-10-07 16:41:57 -0500

Tanea's avatar

updated 2015-10-07 20:08:02 -0500

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?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete



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

ericringold's avatar ericringold  ( 2015-10-07 17:22:45 -0500 )edit

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

Tanea's avatar Tanea  ( 2015-10-07 19:13:19 -0500 )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's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-10-07 20:10:06 -0500 )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's avatar Tanea  ( 2015-10-08 09:25:49 -0500 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2015-10-08 11:04:14 -0500

vidanovic's avatar

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.

edit flag offensive delete link more


I'll do that. Thank you very much.

Tanea's avatar Tanea  ( 2015-10-09 08:57:15 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Training Workshops


Question Tools


Asked: 2015-10-07 16:41:57 -0500

Seen: 365 times

Last updated: Oct 08 '15