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Does DCV/mechanical ventilation work for occupant count below 1 in EnergyPlus?

asked 2021-06-10 10:30:46 -0500

Wolfgang Kaiser gravatar image

updated 2021-06-22 10:19:28 -0500

Hi everyone,

Does DCV work for occupant count below 1? for instance, when there is 0.5 occupant count, would there be mechanical ventilation?

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@Wolfgang Kaiser what simulation tool are you using? Please add a tag and/or mention the tool in your question so that others can provide better solutions.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-06-10 10:39:27 -0500 )edit

@Aaron Boranian I am using EnergyPlus itself not OpenStudio

Wolfgang Kaiser gravatar image Wolfgang Kaiser  ( 2021-06-10 11:09:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-06-10 21:07:25 -0500

Keigo gravatar image

The answer is Yes. Occupancy (number of people) does not have to be a whole number. EnergyPlus recognizes a small number or even less than one person (e.g., 0.5).

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