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What does Sgl Ref-A-M Clr 6mm window stand for?

asked 2018-02-13 00:15:36 -0500

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updated 2018-05-09 15:38:33 -0500

What does Ref-A-M in Sgl Ref-A-M Clr 6mm on BCL stand for?

Same for Ref-B in Sgl Ref-B-H Clr 6mm.

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It'd be nice to include links to the BCL components.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2018-02-13 02:29:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-13 02:31:54 -0500

updated 2018-02-13 02:38:12 -0500

These windows on the BCL come directly from the E+ dataset WindowConstruct.idf. The nomenclature used is described atop the file, for Ref-X,Y see WindowConstructs.idf#L18:

! Ref-X-Y        One pane has a metallic reflective coating where:
!                  X=A: stainless steel coating
!                    B: titanium coating
!                    C: pewter coating
!                    D: tin-oxide coating
!                  Y=L: low-transmittance coating
!                    M: medium-transmittance coating
!                    H: high-transmittance coating

This file also has a comment atop each window construction that gives a few parameters, here's for your first one, WindowConstructs.idf#L128

  ! U=4.664  SHGC=0.261  TSOL=0.11  TVIS=0.14

    Sgl Ref-A-M Clr 6mm,     !- Name
    REF A CLEAR MID 6MM; !- Outside Layer

All but one of these parameters are also on the BCL, here is the same window, you'll see it has the U, SGHC and TVIS information as metadata too.

Edit: Interestingly enough, the "Description" field should have given you the answer, I quote:

Description: Window construction from EnergyPlus 8.0 WindowConstructs.idf dataset.

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Now i understand, Thank you very much for your help!

shahin1992's avatar shahin1992  ( 2018-02-13 02:36:25 -0500 )edit

No problem, happy to help!

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2018-02-13 02:39:33 -0500 )edit

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