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Energy Model for a Fitness Center or Energy Model Library

asked 2024-06-27 08:20:59 -0500

updated 2024-06-27 09:02:49 -0500

Hi there,

I am carrying out an energy model for a fitness center. However, we have no information about the layout or equipment that will be installed in these spaces since it is a tenant space we need to make assumptions about the loads. Have you modeled before these types of spaces? is there any manual, standard to be able to model a standardized space? do you know which assumptions can be acceptable? For now, I am considering the fitness center loads from COMNET, however, there is no much information about SHW consumption and nothing about a spa. Can I consider a spa is closer to a swimming pool than a fitness center for simplifications? Is there an existing library for these types of templates?


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answered 2024-06-29 09:23:33 -0500

I think that as long as you document your assumptions and sources (given the uncertainty in tenant choices), relying on published template information (including SHW) seems reasonable. The basic loads/schedules haven't evolved much over the years. Table C-2 comes from T24/CEC (2004), Table N2-19 is from NREL (2016).

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I found this detailed analysis of a fitness center (student project) full of useful information, notably for pools/spas. Hoping this helps, and that others can chime in.

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