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How to increase the heating load for a low rise apartment building with 6 units?

asked 2021-10-15 12:43:33 -0600

fatima2.khan gravatar image

updated 2021-10-18 08:50:05 -0600

I am using Open studio for energy modelling. I have added 3 packaged roof top units for 6 apartments in my building. I have added 2 apartments per RTU. My heating load should be around 120000kBtu but I am getting only 10000kBtu which is very low for occupancy of 24-30 people. I have changed many times and checked parameters. Let me know which parameter i need to look for and edit to get the value. I am using default settings for now.

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@fatima2.khan what simulation tool are you using? Please mention it in the title or body of your post, as well as add a tag for the tool so that others can provide better help.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-10-15 15:14:11 -0600 )edit

I am using Open Studio.

fatima2.khan gravatar image fatima2.khan  ( 2021-10-17 21:12:01 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-10-19 03:08:25 -0600

updated 2021-10-19 03:11:05 -0600

I would start by double checking your Infiltration and more importantly the mechanical ventilation / outdoor air.

Ensure that you are using DesignSpecification:OutdoorAir (those are best set at the SpaceType level), and correctly setting parameters on your AirLoopHVACOutdoorAirSystem and Controller:OutdoorAir objects for each loop (especially if it's a DOAS with 100% outside air, you need to force the Minimum Outdoor Air schedule of the Controller:OutdoorAir to always on.

Request Output:Variables to check that your zones are getting the correct amount of outdoor air at all times.

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