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OpenStudio: Ideal Air Loads

asked 2017-04-30 23:37:16 -0600

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OpenStudio: Ideal Air Loads were turned on for a thermal zone that has no HVAC system, what does this mean? I found that overall cooling and fan electricity consumption decreased.

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answered 2017-05-01 00:32:23 -0600

updated 2017-05-02 16:32:50 -0600

Ideal Air Loads will report the total district heating and cooling load that building experiences. It's not an actual HVAC system, so it won't have any fan electricity. Please refer to the input/output reference for more information.

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The ideal loads are reported as "district" loads if I recall correctly.

ljbrackney's avatar ljbrackney  ( 2017-05-01 10:45:57 -0600 )edit

Good catch. I edited my answer above.

Jonathan K's avatar Jonathan K  ( 2017-05-02 16:33:25 -0600 )edit

district heating also includes water heating?'s avatar  ( 2018-03-26 09:05:37 -0600 )edit

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