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Designbuilder cooling load gets zero

asked 2021-03-17 14:24:50 -0600

Sha gravatar image

updated 2021-04-13 10:58:49 -0600

Hi I developed 3 office buildings using designbuilder in order to conduct an energy simulation through energyplus. However, the first model i prepared was okay but second and third building designs are getting 0% energy saving comparatively to their baseline building. The thing is baseline building bears 0 energy for cooling. This seems an issue. Can anyone please help me on this?

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answered 2021-03-18 03:37:31 -0600

Dave gravatar image

If DesignBuilder's LEED functionality is included within your license you can automate the baseline building and HVAC system generation. There is a link at the top of this Help page to the ASHRAE 90.1 user guide to help you check your setup:

Assuming you have a license, if you've already followed that guidance and still can't figure it out you should contact DesignBuilder's Support Desk and provide the relevant information for them to help you:

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answered 2021-03-19 01:31:23 -0600

Aly gravatar image
Hi Sha, there are many possibilities that cause this output such as the schedule of the cooling system set off. If you send your file I can look at it and see If I can help.
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