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Load Profile of Call Centers

asked 2015-03-17 06:19:53 -0500

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updated 2015-07-26 18:36:27 -0500

I am modeling a new call center building and looking for appropriate schedules for occupancy, lighting, and equipment loads. Since this is 24/7 operation, I cannot use the schedules for office spaces provided in OpenStudio or EnergyPlus. My question is if there are published information related to call center schedules which is acceptable to LEED reviewer. I've been searching the internet but can't find any. Thanks in advance for any information, suggestions, or advice.

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answered 2015-07-24 15:13:38 -0500

It seems like this situation makes it even simpler than a typical building model. You should be able to assume a constant occupancy schedule unless the building design clearly calls out that the 24/7 schedule goes down in the evening. The lighting schedules should be similar during the day, then when the sun goes down, the lights should remain at design conditions throughout the overnight hours. You might be interested in using a lighting control for your building model, as that would take the burden of choosing a lighting schedule off of you and onto the simulation model.

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