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asked 2015-02-20 12:10:52 -0500

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updated 2015-11-12 14:59:51 -0500

I'm using the Open Studio Sketch Up Plug In (v. 1.5, Energy Plus v. 8.1) and I'm studying the thermal behaviour of an apartment with a lean-to type greenhouse. I need to create interzones interior windows between the greenhouse and another zone. So I draw a sub surface (selecting in intended surface type: "Interior Window"-see attached) on both the interior walls of the interested spaces and than assign the right boundary conditions to both.
Running a simulation I get this error:

adiabatic surfaces cannot have windows or doors.
 **   ~~~   ** ... no solar transmission will result for these windows or doors. You must have interior windows or doors on Interzone surfaces for transmission to result."

..but i've create interior windows. Am I missing some steps? I can't understand where I'm wrong. Thank you for the suggestion.

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In that case, since the "InteriorWindow" is assigned to both subsurfaces, isn't this equivalent to having two windows? One on each adjacent surface? How is this handled by the software? I'm also working on a greenhouse model and I need to modelize an interior window between two spaces, but I want only one window. Should I delete one subsurface (like a hole in the wall)?

Frederic Leveille's avatar Frederic Leveille  ( 2015-11-06 10:35:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-20 13:28:52 -0500

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It was a distraction mistake. I didn't assign the correct thermal zone to my greenhouse in the OpenStudio Inspector. image description

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