footprint w/ open corridors

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I am a new user trying to model an apt bldg w/ open corridors. Bldg in FLA,
corridor has OA forced ventilation but is open to outside at several
locations. How to model this "unconditioned zone" within the footprint?
Mike Diess

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Is the "forced air" conditioned? If only to ventilate the corridor (and not transfer air to the apartments), I would only make the corridor an external shade (so the sun doesn't hit the apartment walls adjacent), and add the lights and force air fan energy to outdoor electric loads.

You want the apartment walls touching the corridor to fell the outdoor temperatures, but not any solar load.

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