When changing North Axis results dont change in simulation

asked 2024-03-16 15:16:20 -0500

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updated 2024-03-17 09:32:44 -0500

Hi guys. So i have been trying to get a simulation out of OpenStudio plugin for Skethcup. I do also use a Saint-Gobain extension with the open studio in sketchup for extended reports. The problem is that when I change the north Axis for the construction in the building menu the results don't change a bit. The orange axis is placed correctly according to north but the results simply don't change in any report. Can you guys help me with this ? Cheers !

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Depends on climate, building orientation/geometry, fenestration, whether spaces are internal vs external load dominated, etc. For instance, running the US DOE Prototype Warehouse vs ASHRAE climate zone 7 (brrr!) yields a less than 1% max. difference in annual energy use ... between 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° building orientation vs north. Changing for a (milder) climate, or something like a passive solar home (+PV), a change in building orientation is likely to be more noticeable. If you're instead sure something's fishy, consider sharing your .osm file (e.g. public Google Drive link).

Denis Bourgeois's avatar Denis Bourgeois  ( 2024-03-23 07:31:19 -0500 )edit