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What to do when there isnt a HVAC system, only natural ventilation in the model?

asked 2016-02-19 16:55:28 -0500

maesthercc gravatar image

updated 2016-02-19 17:16:41 -0500

How can I simulate a model that doesnt use HVAC system, it is only refrigerated by a normal electric plugable fan and natural ventilation. I've read others question regarding this topic, but they all said that in OS 1.9 it would probably be resolved. Now the OP 1.10 is already developed. In my model, in "thermal zones" I add to each Natural Ventilation in Zone Equipment, but it gives me errors, also tried to add unit ventilator cooling and gives me error. What can I do?

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@maesthercc if you add a screenshot of your errors to your question, users will be able to give a better answer

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2016-02-19 18:15:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-27 14:09:29 -0500

If you export your model into .idf and open it in EnergyPlus, all you need to do is go and add a natural ventilation object into each zone where you have natural ventilation. It is a very simple object to use in the .idf editor. If you wanted to get a bit more complex you could use the airflow network. Then you could run it in EnergyPlus, not ideal I know but it would work if you are in a hurry.

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