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template for high-rise residential apartment

asked 2017-04-28 00:48:51 -0500

Samiul's avatar

updated 2017-04-29 08:47:41 -0500

I am trying to model a high-rise residential apartment. Could you please suggest me what template to use, and where to get it from? Thanks.

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answered 2017-04-28 11:25:51 -0500

The Create DOE Prototype Building measure has a "HighriseApartment" building type. You could use that as a starting point or you can use the SpaceType and Construction Set Wizard if you just want to generate space types and constructions, but not geometry and HVAC.

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Thanks, could you please comment on how to use it (where to save the downloaded files and how to use them from openstudio. Thanks

Samiul's avatar Samiul  ( 2017-05-01 02:40:18 -0500 )edit

I tried this measure and found its currently not working for the high rise apartment (pre 1980).

Hayes Zirnhelt's avatar Hayes Zirnhelt  ( 2020-05-04 19:12:21 -0500 )edit

@Hayes Zimhelt, while the DOE commercial Prototypes have High-rise Apartment, older vintages in the DOE commercial Reference buildings do not. Note that Mid-rise Apartment is in both the prototype and reference models. Unfortunately measures (unless in a custom solution) don't support cascading arguments, where the value for argument "a" is used to populate choice for argument "b".

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2020-05-05 11:16:34 -0500 )edit

It would be nice for DOE to backfill this at some point and we could provide a better user facing message. Not that there are other changes between reference and prototypes in some building types. For example I believe older large office buildings may not have a data center, while newer ones do.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2020-05-05 11:17:36 -0500 )edit

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