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Seeking Guidance on HVAC Systems for Midrise Multifamily Apartment in OpenStudio

asked 2023-10-05 08:29:15 -0500

gulce's avatar

updated 2023-10-05 14:32:59 -0500

Hello everyone.

I am new to OpenStudio and am currently in the process of setting up an HVAC system for a midrise multifamily apartment project. The most basic and common HVAC would be okay. However, I've encountered a multitude of choices, and I'm unsure about how to proceed.

Could anyone provide suggestions on which HVAC systems might be suitable for this type of project in OpenStudio? Additionally, I would greatly appreciate any related resources, guides, or tips that could help me make the correct HVAC system selection.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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answered 2023-10-06 00:04:30 -0500

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Depending on what you are modeling, you can select different systems. Typically, the available HVAC systems are to give you a good starting point which you would need to revise later depending on your system. A typical HVAC system for multifamily midrise is the RTU system. The demand side of this system will be connected to different thermal zones and the supply side could be a packaged system or it could be connected to a chiller plant and a boiler (all examples).

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