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Modeling venetian blinds on openstudio

asked 2015-06-18 15:35:29 -0500

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updated 2015-07-11 10:40:43 -0500


I'm trying to model a interior venetian blind for a fixed set of windows. From what I know, E+ uses WindowMaterial:ComplexShade, but I've not been able to find this on openstudio.

How can I model the venitian blind in openstudio or openstudio sketchup plugin?


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answered 2015-06-18 16:38:37 -0500

You probably want to read this tutorial. You should be able to use OS:WindowMaterial:Blind in both EnergyPlus and Radiance.

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Thanks Macumber, that's the only way, I guess.

I have the construction done on window7 and I was trying to use it directly on OS, but the import feature only allows for *avg.idf from window.

The tutorial is very interesting and allows me to extrapolate for other control uses.

Again, thankyou


Kastro1501's avatar Kastro1501  ( 2015-06-18 18:59:46 -0500 )edit

Be advised: if using Radiance, the window shade is modeled as a venetian blind regardless of the construction you've selected. We are in the process of improving this for v1.9.0.

rpg777's avatar rpg777  ( 2015-06-19 16:57:45 -0500 )edit

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