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How to define the orientation of the building in OpenStudio?

asked 2015-04-16 11:05:52 -0600

Which feature do I use to define the orientation of the building in Open Studio?

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answered 2015-04-16 11:11:32 -0600

The facility tab with your building selected exposes the building orientation.

If you are doing a parametric study, we also have a measure that rotates building relative to current orientation.

A note about building rotation. Space and building shading surfaces will rotate with the building, site shading will not. Just something to keep in mind of you are using site shading. Even if this is the behavior you want, the origin of the model for the rotation will become important.

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Most energy modelling software like Equest or Open Studio let you input a degree relative to the north axis. If the building is rectangular, it has 4 faces to it. Which face do you choose to ascertain the input?

dhruv's avatar dhruv  ( 2015-04-21 02:26:45 -0600 )edit

For OpenStudio using the SketchUp Plugin north is the way the green axis points when your building rotation is set to 0.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-04-22 11:00:39 -0600 )edit

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