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Roof vents in OpenStudio SketchUp

asked 2021-06-09 13:03:56 -0500

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updated 2021-06-22 10:26:47 -0500

Hello. I'm modelling a residential home that has several roof vents, but the closest sub surface type seems to be overhead door. Is there another way to configure roof vents? Thank you!

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answered 2021-06-09 13:43:55 -0500

updated 2021-06-09 13:45:05 -0500

I would recommend not trying to model the roof vents as surfaces (or subsurfaces) w/ conduction heat transfer, since they are holes in the roof that allow air through and do not have thermal properties that one could apply. Rather, I would recommend modeling roof vents as increased infiltration/ventilation in the attic thermal zone.

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answered 2021-06-10 10:56:27 -0500

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I would simulated as Wind and Stack Open Area.

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What type of object is this? Is it an E+ object or an OS object?

sashadf1's avatar sashadf1  ( 2021-06-10 17:23:50 -0500 )edit

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