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how to group space by thermal zone

asked 2021-04-19 21:14:50 -0500

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updated 2021-04-22 11:26:45 -0500

Hi I am trying to group different space into thermal zone for modeling, While the mechanical engineer group the space by temperature set point, duct work consideration that mechanical zone doesn't aligned with architectural zone/space. For example, one FCU is serving space1 and half of the space2. and sometimes for perimeter zone we have 15 ft depth rule, while mechanical zoning plan split the perimeter zone and core zone in a different way. How to zone the space in those situation ?

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answered 2021-04-20 10:21:39 -0500

You don't mention what simulation or modeling tool you are using, but for most that support a description of spaces in addition to zones, a whole space is assigned to a zone. A zone might have multiple spaces assigned. What you are describing with "one FCU is serving space1 and half of the space2" might require you to split space2 into space2a and space2b in your model. Then they can be on separate thermal zones.

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I am using openstudio thank you David,

Brianna's avatar Brianna  ( 2021-04-21 09:52:47 -0500 )edit

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