Compliance Defaults Overridden

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I'd like to echo this question (feature-request?) that seems to have
come up a few times already:

Submitting a LEED EA1 template requires the user to input "Number of
defaults overridden:" for both the proposed and baseline models. I'm
sure myself and others past, present and future would be interested to
hear others share approaches to tabulating this within the context of
eQuest models.

Does it necessitate going through every schedule and counting the number
of cells with red text until the user's retinas bleed?

Is this figure quantifiable in any time-efficient manner?

Has anyone observed the USGBC powers-that-be ever raising an issue with
regards to this template requirement?

Looking forward to enlightenment!


Nick-Caton's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 605

I've always inputted tongue-in-cheek values (ie. 9,999 for the baseline
and 10,001 for the proposed) and never had any comments from the reviewer
on it. I'm not sure what sort of useful information it provides the
reviewer anyway, though I suppose a really small number might raise some
eyebrows regarding the sophistication of the model.

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 200

I have done it the other way. Most stuff is overridden (but is default
for the design/baseline for that building). But if these values have to
be changed (for example, for unmet hours to be within ~3% and the
sizing, or flow rates have to be changed), then I assume that to be the
override. It happens to be very low values.


Brahme, Rohini            UTRC's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 0

I have left this blank with no comment from the reviewer. I assume that
if your program models ASHRAE baseline envelope and systems as defaults
or if you were using Title 24 in eQuest as your compliance path for EAc1
this would be an issue. Since the ASHRAE baseline model is essentially
all custom inputs in eQuest the point is moot.


Tom Butler's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 0