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Green roof Irrigation schedule

asked 2018-04-18 01:49:16 -0500

Milad's avatar

updated 2018-04-18 07:10:17 -0500


I am modeling green roof for my building and I want to have irrigation schedule for my green roof. However, I cannot find appropriate schedule type based on mm per day. If you can help how to adjust this type of schedule I appreciate.


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answered 2018-04-24 13:34:17 -0500

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updated 2018-04-25 00:15:00 -0500

I assume you are using E+ I did something like that for calculating the amount water my future garden will consume : I started by calculating the dripperline flow per minute. image description

Then I estimated the amount of water the garden will consume each month. (I used government calculator which take rainfall into account).

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You should use the cubic meter per hour number and divide it by your roof irrigation surface area to get the irrigation rate [meter per hour]

Now for the question you asked - you can look in the YourDriveLeter:\EnergyPlusV8-8-0\ExampleFiles\EcoroofOrlando.idf example of E+

! Schedule for irrigation (1"/irrday summer 0.5"/irrday winter: Mon and Fri at ~10am)
! Note: UCF documentation inconsistent 1 vs 2 " in summer per week??
! To avoid stability issues with 1hour timesteps we simply add 1/7th of weekly
! precipitation evenly divided into 2 hours each of ALLDAYS each season
! Note: 0.00181 in*2hrs*7days = 1 inch per week
! m/hour

    IRRIGATIONSCHD,          !- Name
    Any Number,              !- Schedule Type Limits Name
    Through: 3/31,           !- Field 1
    For: Alldays,            !- Field 2
    Until: 07:00,0.0,        !- Field 3
    Until: 09:00,0.00181,    !- Field 5
    Until: 24:00,0.0,        !- Field 7
    Through: 12/31,          !- Field 9
    For: Alldays,            !- Field 10
    Until: 07:00,0.0,        !- Field 11
    Until: 09:00,0.00242,    !- Field 13
    Until: 24:00,0.0;        !- Field 15
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