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asked 2017-12-20 04:15:50 -0500

renas's avatar

updated 2017-12-20 11:15:24 -0500

hi iam studying the impact of insulation material (XPS) on building exterior wall in turkey by using design builder, but the results was a bit confusing, i have noticed a great decrease in heating load while the cooling load is increased a bit,, is it logical ??,, i feel like there is something wrong,,, i need help please !

for non insulated wall the heating and cooling load is 13221.09 kwh and 34903.88 kwh receptively for insulated wall with 4 cm extruded polystrene (XPS) the heating and cooling load is 10074.89 kwh and 35304.96 kwh repectively

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It might be if you have solar gain through windows especially with high thermal mass and Internal loads.

Avi's avatar Avi  ( 2017-12-20 10:11:54 -0500 )edit

thanks for the quick reply ,, i really appreciate that ,,,, based on what you said i tried to decrease the building internal loads, like process and machine gain ,lighting gains ,, but it still the same !!! same problem happens with glazing ,, i changed the building window glaze from double 4 mm to double 6mm ,, the results showed a decrease in cooling load while there was an increase in heating load.. while i expected both to be decreased.. any other suggestions please ?

renas's avatar renas  ( 2017-12-20 12:22:46 -0500 )edit

@renas Could you post a link to your model (with weather file)? IDF file please

Avi's avatar Avi  ( 2017-12-20 12:28:49 -0500 )edit

One other thing might be infiltration and ventilation

Avi's avatar Avi  ( 2017-12-20 13:11:29 -0500 )edit

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here is the link ,, please have a look on it ... thank you

renas's avatar renas  ( 2017-12-20 13:52:18 -0500 )edit