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OpenStudio Shading controls not working

asked 2017-04-12 03:45:19 -0500

Kingo's avatar

Hello! :D

I'm trying to get solar shading controls to work in OpenStudio and i've used the "Input Output reference" as guide. I want to model exterior blinds. The building is a two storey office building and i'm currently running with 1 thermal zone.

The problem is that the shading control have no effect on the results, it is completely ignored. I checked my warnings i found the following:

GetSurfaceData: WindowProperty:ShadingControl: "SHADING CONTROL" is not referenced by any window.

So apparently my control is not referenced by any window. But according to sketchup and OpenStudio my controls are added to the windows, so something goes wrong somewhere. (See pictures below for documentation)

The applied shading settings veiwed in OpenStudio:

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Example of one of the windows showing that the shading control is indeed added:

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The shading control settings in SketchUP:

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So does anyone know what is wrong and is this a fixable problem? :D

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What version of OpenStudio are you using?

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2017-04-14 10:59:19 -0500 )edit

@macumber I'm using 1.13.0 :)

Kingo's avatar Kingo  ( 2017-04-16 03:19:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-12-18 14:44:29 -0500

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I just ran into a similar problem running OpenStudio 2.7. In my case I noticed exterior blinds did not work but exterior shading did work.

To make the change go to "materials" and specify a new shading device. Next go to the spaces --> subsurfaces--> shading controls, and change the shading type to "exterior shade". Next, select your shading control and change the "shading device material name" to the one specified earlier.

Perhaps this will help others who encounter a similar issue.

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