Adiabatic Floor

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Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding adiabatic floor. I am working on energy modeling for a 3 storey building, in which each storey was created as a separate shell by selecting adiabatic roof type for level 1 and level 2. In the model, I also have a plenum space to serve the below zones. Please advice if I need to change floor type from adiabatic to standard in detail edit mode.

Thanks in advance.

Sunayana Jain LEED AP, EIT

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Hi Sunayana,

It sounds like you're using eQuest, but please clarify if not:

For a three-shell, three-story building, I would suggest an adiabatic
floor type for the 2nd and 3rd floor shells while in the DD wizards.
Any other selection for a distinct shell will result in floor perimeter
loads appropriate to a slab-on-grade or else a floor exposed to exterior
conditions, neither of which sounds like an intended feature of your
building.

Regards,

NICK CATON, E.I.T.

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