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Is it possible to simulate an earth tube in openstudio?

asked 2017-03-15 20:59:12 -0600

updated 2017-08-22 10:50:01 -0600

Hello, I am trying to design and simulate an earth tube to service a one story media library in Morelia, Mexico. Is it posible to simulate it in open studio? I normally use Honeybee in grasshopper.

Thank you in advance. Arturo

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answered 2017-03-16 19:36:13 -0600

Earth Tubes are not directly supported in OpenStudio, but you can write IDF objects for the earth tube and add them in just before the simulation is run using the Inject IDF objects EnergyPlus measure.

If you will use this frequently it could be nice to have a custom measure that has arguments the earth tube and ground characteristics, as well as what zones to use earth tubes on.

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