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Can I create a HVAC template in Openstudio?

asked 2016-09-07 09:04:44 -0500

wangh gravatar image

updated 2016-09-07 10:12:10 -0500

I wonder if I can create customized HVAC template in addition to the basic ones that are provided in OS, without using measures (Forgive my laziness to learn ruby...) I know DesignBuilder offer this option, but wonder if OS does too. Thanks

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answered 2016-09-09 13:05:30 -0500

There is no direct way to add custom HVAC templates by extending the GUI. The best way to make a custom HVAC template is to write a measure to add the system. The measure could pull in pre-build systems from a resource OSM, or they could build the system on the fly. In either case they can optionally connect existing model objects to the new system.

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I am surprised to find out NREL has not written such a measure. It would be very useful for initial PAT analysis when evaluating systems.

CRHavis gravatar image CRHavis  ( 2016-09-22 11:48:11 -0500 )edit

We have made measures to model the AEDG HVAC systems for school and office buildings.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2016-09-22 14:16:08 -0500 )edit

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