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Can PPD be directly generated by the program in Design Builder?

asked 2018-03-05 06:10:37 -0600

andreea's avatar

updated 2018-03-05 08:38:12 -0600

I make a report on thermal comfort and i need PPD and PMV, but i can not find PPD in DesignBuilder.

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answered 2018-03-06 00:56:13 -0600

banicu's avatar

DesignBuilder shows only the PMV values in outputs. For the PPD values you'll have to use "DesignBuilder Result Viewer" - it is free and you can find it on their website

First make sure that "Fanger" output is selected before running the simulation (Calculation Options/ Output tab/ Comfort and Environmental). Then go to Tools/ View EnergyPlus Results, copy the "eplusout.eso" file in another folder and open it with Result Viewer. You'll se PPD outputs somewhere in the left panel (you can export them in a spreadsheet and play with the results).

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Thank you for your prompt reply i really appreciate it!

andreea's avatar andreea  ( 2018-03-06 01:49:59 -0600 )edit

answered 2019-02-14 09:47:17 -0600

Luís Filipe S.'s avatar

Just to let other users know that its is now possible to get PMV and PPD values directly from DesignBuilder v6 interface.

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