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Components and Space Type and Construction Set Wizard for ASHRAE 90.1-2013 in OpenStudio

asked 2021-02-25 23:59:18 -0600

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updated 2021-04-05 09:51:13 -0600

Hello, I am new here. I have couple of questions about the Space Type and Construction Set Wizard for 90.1-2013.

  1. The "Space Type and Construction Set Wizard for ASHRAE 90.1-2013" is not in Sketchup plugin so I try to download it in the OS. I think the download measure directly inside OS has a glitch. It shows nothing under ""whole building" but I am able to download Space Type and Construction Set Wizard from the website. My OS version is openstudioapplication-1.1.1-alpha.

  2. I have the Space Type and Construction Set Wizard measure successfully loaded in OS (thanks to this post) and a new Construction Sets is created showing 90.1-2013. However, the constructions show up under this Construction Set look suspecious. For example, under Interior Surface Constructions I now have "Typical Interior Wall" and "Typical Interior Floor". But other constructions from BCL component have specific label with them like "ASHRAE 189.1-2009 EXTWall Mass ClimateZone 1-8". I am thinking maybe the Space Type and Construction Set Wizard just generate a 90.1-2013 construction set, but not actual constructions/components? I can't find components which labeled as ASHRAE 90.1-2013 on BCL either. Where can I find them? I've read some posts that they were underdevelopment but I am not sure if it is still the case.

Thanks everyone.

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answered 2021-02-26 18:30:53 -0600

The walls that don't have any exterior exposure are typical in that they do not vary by climate zone and are the same regardless of the climate zone you picked. You can use them as they are and do not need to get any construction components to replace them.

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Thanks David. How about the exterior parts?

Walls: Typical Insulated Exterior Mass Wall R-14.08 Floors: Typical Insulated Exterior Mass Floor R-23.81 Roofs: Typical IEAD Roof R-35.71. Fixed Windows: U 0.40 SHGC 0.45.

The project I am working on is in zone 7A. I am not quite sure if they are meant to meet ASHRAE 90.1 2013 standards or not as they don't have specific lables.

Thank you.

Touispeid's avatar Touispeid  ( 2021-02-26 19:05:09 -0600 )edit

Ok I find that I can modify the parameters of the walls/floors/roofs to meet ASHRAE 2013 standard. The overall U-value can be seen from the report part.

Touispeid's avatar Touispeid  ( 2021-03-13 14:38:17 -0600 )edit

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