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My building has two AHU's bringing in fresh air, and then a FCU serving each room, is there an easy way to get this into my model? Is there an example building I can download to see how they made this scenario work? Thanks.

asked 2016-01-28 08:13:59 -0500

VictoriaEagen gravatar image

updated 2016-01-28 11:25:39 -0500

My building has two AHU's bringing in fresh air, and then a FCU serving each room, is there an easy way to get this into my model? Is there an example building I can download to see how they made this scenario work? Thanks. This is a dorm.

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Don't forget to tag the software you're asking about.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-01-28 08:38:30 -0500 )edit

I just updated it

VictoriaEagen gravatar image VictoriaEagen  ( 2016-01-28 08:44:50 -0500 )edit

Is the AHU a DOAS?

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-01-28 09:54:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-28 08:48:37 -0500

updated 2016-01-28 10:06:10 -0500

In OpenStudio you can apply the Four Pipe Fan Coil More Design Parameters measure to your model using the following steps:

  1. Measures > Find Measures on BCL

  2. Search HVAC category for "fan coil", download, and close window

  3. Components & Measures > Apply Measure Now [CTRL-M]

Alternatively, you can download the measure directly from the BCL, extract, and put it in your My Measures directory (Preferences > Change My Measures Directory).

See the OpenStudio documentation for more information about measures.

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will I still need to apply stuff to the correct thermal zone? Will I be able to drag some zones to one AHU and the others to the other AHU? Same with the FCUs?

VictoriaEagen gravatar image VictoriaEagen  ( 2016-01-28 09:36:10 -0500 )edit

It should set up everything for you so your model will be ready to run. You may need to reconfigure a bit depending on your use. Instead of dragging/dropping zone you can click the vertical bar/path going to the supply (zone) side of the air loop which will show a list of all zones in the right pane to check/uncheck.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-01-28 09:52:23 -0500 )edit

name=CONTROLLER MECHANICAL VENTILATION 2, Required Field=[Zone 1 Name] was blank. * Severe * IP: IDF line~52191 Object=CONTROLLER:MECHANICALVENTILATION,

I am getting this error?

VictoriaEagen gravatar image VictoriaEagen  ( 2016-01-28 10:20:35 -0500 )edit

Make sure your model has a DDY file in addition to the EPW file.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-01-28 10:46:44 -0500 )edit

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