Building Shell Load Summary

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In the SS-D report I can see the cooling, heating and electrical energy required by the systems and zones served by the central plant, but is there a system report that I can look at that would give me the same energy loads but broken apart on a building shell level?

Jonathan Bowser

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Yes, start by looking at your LS-C report for peak building loads. Note
that the "Loads" reports do not include ventilation energy until the Systems
level (or systems reports.)

Also, check out the attached doc to help you get familiar with what DOE2
output reports provide which info you are looking for.

Pasha

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Thanks for the attached PDF. It definitely helps explain what calculations are going into the numbers.

Rather than looking at the LS-C report, could I look at SS-A report (that includes the ventilation energy) and tally up the monthly numbers for the components that make up an a building shell and essentially have information at the shell level that is similar to the information provided in the SS-D report?

Jonathan Bowser

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Johnathan:

Be careful on assuiming the sum of the SS-A will equal the SS-D numbers. The
SS-D is building level, and may "smooze" some of the data together.

John R. Aulbach, PE, CEM

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John,

At a conceptual/schematic level, could the sum of SS-A be close enough to provide the idea of one run is significantly better than another?

We essentially interface with eQUEST at a high level to play with general building changes from orientation, floor to floor height changes, glazing properties, etc. to get a better conceptual idea of a given building's energy consumption before really moving past the SD phase of things.

Jonathan Bowser

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