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# Cooling load is not changing when I change Window to Wall Ratio

I am facing problem to get cooling load for difference Window to Wall Ratio(WWR). When I am changing WWR for the same model there is no change in cooling load.I found the same cooling load for 5% or 80% and above. Now need to know how can I solve this problem? I am using Open Studio (1.14.0) , Sketch Up make(2016), Energy Plus(8.6) version.

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Which value are your looking at exactly? Do you have absolutely the same value? What about total EUI? Can you show at least a picture of your model?

( 2019-01-04 02:58:30 -0500 )edit

I am looking for changing my cooling load value with changing WWR. Theoretically, for 5% window to wall ratio the cooling load is not same with the cooling load for 20% WWR. But in my model I found the almost same value of cooling load. Total EUI for 5% WWR = 1866.29 kBTU/ft^2 and for 20% WWR = 1853.07 kBTU/ft^2, which is almost similar.

( 2019-01-05 00:32:12 -0500 )edit

Given how simple your model is, do yourself and everyone who might want to help a favor and just share your OSM and EPW (upload them somewhere and add the link in your question).

( 2019-01-22 02:38:13 -0500 )edit

I am using Open Studio and Sketch up from few days only. That's why I am facing to calculate the cooling load in this simple model. I will be grateful if you help me to find the answer. In OSM file, i give the 20% and 65% wwr cooling load calculation which is not match with theoretical results. I am adding my EPW file also for your refernce. http://www.mediafire.com/file/bt52p8b...http://www.mediafire.com/file/8x288ab...http://www.mediafire.com/file/ulelqs8...

( 2019-01-23 01:36:51 -0500 )edit

I am trying to solve the above problem but I don't find any solution. On that note I need your help to find the answer. 1.Why my cooling load value is not changing with different WWR? 2. I want all the data in hourly basis instead of monthly.

I am eagerly waiting for your response.

( 2019-02-01 23:53:03 -0500 )edit

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The single-zone building has a >> 1,000 kBtu/sf EUI. You aren't seeing a large % change in cooling energy use, because your heating and fan energy use is so high. This is because the model assumes a 1,271 cfm/person ventilation rate in your Design Specification Outdoor Air. Typical values are ~20 cfm/person.

Also, the model has both Milan and New Delhi design days. Remove New Delhi design days.

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Thanks for replying. I got your point but I want to know why this cooling load become same all the time whether i change my window to wall ratio. In normal condition if we increase the window size there will be more heat inside the room but in my design the cooling load is same if I change the window size. I designed a building with 40% and 90% window to wall ratio but both case i found the cooling load is same. In addition my U value of the glass is equal with a clear glass. Eagerly waiting for your answer.

( 2019-02-09 02:58:16 -0500 )edit

Can you specify which values you referring too as cooling load? And do you mean "similar" or literally identical? The values you give in the comments above are cooling energy use intensity, not cooling load. The EUIs have a ~13 kbtu/sf-yr difference which quite a lot for a typical office building. You aren't seeing a big difference in cooling coil load, because 95%+ of the load on the coil is cooling ventilation air with your ventilation rates.

( 2019-02-09 16:05:13 -0500 )edit