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Unbalanced Ventilation system - Design Builder [Closed]

asked 2018-10-18 11:53:18 -0600

updated 2018-10-31 12:17:41 -0600

Hello all,

I am currently working on a LEED project in which some rooms are negatively pressurized (i.e more air is extracted than supplied in order to maintain a given pressure). The system consists of Fresh air AHU's + FCU-4pipe. How can I model this situation in detailed HVAC - Design Builder? I am not experienced with E+/Design Builder and implemented the following configuration.

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Is there any way to impose a ventilation control to maintain a specific room pressure? Which object may I implement to represent this situation? I already tested some configurations (e.g. using exhaust fans in addition to the extract fan) without success.

Thank you all in advance.

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answered 2018-10-31 12:16:02 -0600

updated 2018-10-31 12:16:49 -0600

For anyone who may be interested on this topic, after contacting design builder support, the response was:

"Unfortunately Zone pressurisation is not modelled by E+/DesignBuilder so we can not advise you on this."

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So how did you go about it? Or maybe figured out a solution since?

Kirill Fedtsov's avatar Kirill Fedtsov  ( 2022-04-26 05:57:44 -0600 )edit

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