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Solar collectors, Leed certification

asked 2017-07-31 06:16:19 -0500

Ricky gravatar image

updated 2017-07-31 07:02:19 -0500

I must perform a leed certification for a proposed building in which there is a hot water circuit connected to a solar collector. How do I have to model it in the baseline building? I have seen that in Table 7.8 there are some indications for electric water heaters but I find nothing about solar collectors.

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What do your solar collectors serve? Is there a backup heater?

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2017-07-31 07:03:33 -0500 )edit

The solar collectors serve the DHW circuit; there is an integrated electric resistance because the solar power is insufficient.

Ricky gravatar image Ricky  ( 2017-07-31 07:24:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-31 08:58:37 -0500

You would model the baseline DHW as having the backup source, so electric heat in your case. And probably with a tank too.

G2.4 and the User's Manual may help. See also this question.

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Everything is clear. Thank you for the answer and the link to the other question, they were both useful.

Ricky gravatar image Ricky  ( 2017-07-31 10:15:52 -0500 )edit

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