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I want to know how to change directions in openstudio?

asked 2014-12-29 12:39:11 -0500

hema gravatar image

updated 2015-01-09 11:59:02 -0500

I have a building plan made in legacy open studio, and I want to experiment simulations(daylight) having 12 x 12 m room. Simulations are:

  1. window only in north direction.
  2. window only in east direction.
  3. window only in west direction.
  4. window only in east direction.

For each time I need to make geometry in legacy open studio or can it happen by changing north direction? If yes, how?

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answered 2014-12-29 12:59:03 -0500

You can change the building's rotation under the Building object using the inspector.

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This can also be done in the Facility tab of OS app. This scenario is very similar to the ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G requirement for the baseline model (average of 4 rotations). For this I recommend using PAT with the Rotate Building Relative to Current Orientation measure.

MatthewSteen gravatar imageMatthewSteen ( 2014-12-29 21:42:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks a there any way to change orintation in energy plus?

hema gravatar imagehema ( 2015-01-01 05:12:40 -0500 )edit

@hema - the north axis is specified in the Building object in the Simulation Parameters group.

MatthewSteen gravatar imageMatthewSteen ( 2015-01-01 14:35:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-31 15:20:34 -0500

If you want to do this in PAT, use this measure that is on the BCL:

It will allow you to rotate your building. I use this measure for LEED baseline models to create all 4 necessary models (0, 90, 180, 270).

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