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Glass Sliding Patio Doors in BEopt

asked 2016-12-13 13:10:22 -0500

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updated 2016-12-14 07:30:08 -0500

I am currently attempting to model glass sliding patio doors on the exterior of a multifamily unit and am having no luck in creating an exterior door. I realize that there also does not exist an option to create a glass door, so I am proceeding with adjusting the U-value to attempt a semi-more accurate representation.

Is there a way to specify doors to an exterior facade?

Thanks for the help! Matt

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answered 2016-12-13 14:23:21 -0500

Instead of using the doors category, I'd recommend increasing the window area appropriately.

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Thanks Eric. That is something that we considered (and will likely settle with doing moving forward), but we were hoping to maintain a percentage of standard glazing on the facades with glass patio doors while varying the properties of the patio doors themselves (U-value and SHGC). Unfortunately, I don't think BEopt allows you to include windows with two different property sets on the same facade, or at least to my knowledge.

silveroranges gravatar imagesilveroranges ( 2016-12-13 15:41:44 -0500 )edit

That's correct. BEopt allows different glazing properties on different facades, but not on the same facade. I'd recommend using a weighted average U-value and SHGC.

Eric Wilson gravatar imageEric Wilson ( 2016-12-13 16:13:41 -0500 )edit

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