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How to add space types to midrise building type?

asked 2022-02-02 13:24:09 -0500

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updated 2022-02-08 09:17:46 -0500

I'm working on project to design family house and I already selected midrise building type to do so. Unfortunately this building type contain three space types namely: apartment, corridor and office. My question is how to add more space types such as bedroom, living room, guest room, bathroom and kitchen to the midrise building? Can I use more than one building type to enable me use their space types in the same time and how? Thanks in advanced

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Can you specify the software you are using

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2022-02-02 16:19:46 -0500 )edit

@David Goldwasser openstudio 1.11.0 and sketchup 2016

archsoso's avatar archsoso  ( 2022-02-02 23:59:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2022-02-03 02:26:56 -0500

updated 2022-02-03 09:45:02 -0500

For the DOE mid-rise and high-rise apartment building types, "Apartment" refers to an entire apartment unit which has loads normalized per sqft. This assumes some mix of rooms you would see in an apartment like kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom etc. If you just model each unit as a zone you can use this. If you model the rooms in each unit as their own zone and assign this space type, because it is normalized by sqft, it would still give the same results. If instead the load were per unit, then having too many zones would change the results.

To get back to the second part of your question, you can make new space types and add any loads and schedules you would like. So you can make bed room, closet, bathroom, kitchen, etc. It could be good to get up and running with the existing space type and then add more fidelity once that is running. When you are ready to make space types see the OpenStudio Application documentation on space types.

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@David Goldwasser thank you for your reply. what I understood that I still can select for each room "Apartment" space type and define the loads per sqft. correct me if I'm mistaken.

archsoso's avatar archsoso  ( 2022-02-03 13:42:47 -0500 )edit

If you are going to make different loads or different space types then you should make new space types. You can copy the apartment space type as a starting point.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2022-02-03 21:29:41 -0500 )edit

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