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baseline and proposed model order in net zero energy buildings

asked 2020-07-18 03:43:46 -0600

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updated 2020-07-20 11:09:27 -0600

Hi everybody, I modeled an existing building in designbuilder to optimise energy consumption.I want to renovate it as a nearly zero energy building and compare it with ASHRAE model.I was wondering if I should make baseline model from existing model , and then make necessary changes to achieve lower energy consumption than ASHRAE model or apply changes(like PV penels or overhangs) and then make baseline model to compare?Thank you in advance.

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answered 2020-07-20 02:34:51 -0600

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Depending on how much knowledge you have of ASHRAE 90.1 it could take a long time to do this manually, but you can automate the baseline building creation (from your proposed building) in DesignBuilder. This process is fully explained in the DesignBuilder Help. I would suggest you follow the step-by-step procedure in DesignBuilder's ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G User Guide (see link at the top of the Program Help page) here:

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Thank you very much for your help.

kimiya's avatar kimiya  ( 2020-07-21 06:55:30 -0600 )edit

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