Sloped Green Roofs

asked 2022-09-26 04:12:06 -0600

Mariha's avatar

updated 2022-09-26 09:32:57 -0600

Hello everybody, as I already know EnergyPlus' Input Output Reference says that the EcoRoofModel "is not recommended for high-sloped exterior surfaces (e.g., walls)" (p.235). But my question is does the software consider the roof pitch at all or not? If so, then probably just about geometry. But unfortunately I didn't find any information about this so far.

Thanks for help and hints!

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Its core energy budget model is derived from Frankenstein & Koenig's FASST (US Army CoE), which initially deals with vehicle and personnel movement over vegetated soils. For instance, there are height adjustments (convection) with respect to soil/canopy, which one expects to remain ~valid for sloped terrain. Not so much for near-vertical surfaces, I suspect. I defer to experienced users and/or model authors for an official answer :].

Denis Bourgeois's avatar Denis Bourgeois  ( 2022-09-26 09:07:45 -0600 )edit

Didn't previously check: similar question here.

Denis Bourgeois's avatar Denis Bourgeois  ( 2022-09-27 12:28:26 -0600 )edit