Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question
2

How to test your baseline OSM model in PAT for different orientations?

asked 2015-04-18 18:32:56 -0500

updated 2017-08-20 15:06:03 -0500

I have prepared a baseline model in OpenStudio and now would like to determine the optimum orientation of the building for maximum energy efficiency. How do I test my baseline model in Parametric Analysis Tool for different orientations?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
2

answered 2015-04-18 18:48:01 -0500

Do you need to do this for LEED or ASHRAE 90.1 compliance? if so, a similar question has been asked. If you're just interested in the effects of different orientations you could use the measure mentioned in the previous question in PAT to run additional scenarios.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

@Matthew Thanks for the answer. I ran the simulation for different alternatives but the energy consumption only differed negligibly (1-2%) which leads me to believe that my baseline model is lacking in something. What could be wrong?

Thanks

dhruv gravatar imagedhruv ( 2015-04-20 23:52:02 -0500 )edit

I've seen similar differences for LEED projects with typical building designs so you're results aren't necessarily wrong.

MatthewSteen gravatar imageMatthewSteen ( 2015-04-21 08:09:10 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

 



Question Tools

1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2015-04-18 18:32:56 -0500

Seen: 58 times

Last updated: Apr 18 '15