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is it possible to model roof reflectance in OS?

asked 2016-11-04 18:47:24 -0600

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updated 2016-11-07 09:11:15 -0600

Are there fields in OS to input roof material reflectance/emittance for modeling cool roofs?

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answered 2016-11-05 11:18:48 -0600

updated 2016-11-05 11:19:08 -0600

Yes, see the Solar Absorptance field of the Material objects, which can be found under Constructions > Materials in the OpenStudio app.

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How is it possible to set the Solar Absorptance for windows? I can't find this coefficient to be set for windows. I would like to "affect the surface heat balances" for Windows as well.

carlobianchi89's avatar carlobianchi89  ( 2017-10-25 11:51:36 -0600 )edit

@carlobianchi89 that's a different question than this one, please search to see if yours has been asked before and if not, open a new one.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2017-10-25 11:53:59 -0600 )edit

I can open a new one, hoping someone answers. However my question is relevant. I can have windows on a roof. Do you have any idea how to do that?

carlobianchi89's avatar carlobianchi89  ( 2017-10-25 12:01:36 -0600 )edit

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