Misc Loads

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Hi all,

I have a question regarding miscellaneous loads in Design Development Wizard in eQUEST (Screen 20 of 25).

If we increase load in misc. for any of the spaces to let say 4 W/sq ft, the misc. equipment loads in BEPS report shifts to a very very high number.

Any idea, what all is contributing to such a high number.

Please note that there is no Water side HVAC involved.


Sunayana Jain

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Misc equipment is calculated based on three things, area of the space,
intensity of the load, and the schedule. If you have a very large room, or a
very active schedule (24/7) then a number such as 4 w/sqft would greatly
increase your total load. Without knowing what equipment is in that space or
the area of the space it is impossible to determine if 4 w/sqft is a
reasonable number, but it certainly could be.

Michael Shields

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The miscellaneous loads are probably reporting out as equipment loads

FYI - 4W/ft2 is pretty high for equipment loads - unless your modeling a research lab type environment.

Vikram Sami, LEED AP BD+C

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