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Model a Passive Louvered Window Overhang in EnergyPlus

asked 2018-05-14 09:17:35 -0500

updated 2018-05-14 13:26:50 -0500

I checked and there doesn't seem to be an EnergyPlus object for this device. Unless I model each piece of louver as an individual shading device.

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answered 2018-05-14 14:46:39 -0500

In EnergyPlus you would have to model each louver as an individual shading device using a Shading:Zone:Detailed object.

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answered 2018-05-14 16:27:28 -0500

As an alternative approach, if you were trying to minimize runtime (and surfaces), you could pre-calculate the fraction of sun that passes through for each hour of the year, and then model in EnergyPlus as a single shading surface with a transmittance schedule assigned based on pre-calculated fractional values.

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