[Bldg-sim] Query

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Hi Sambhav,

I'm copying your email to the eQuest-Users mailing list, where I would
advise posting future eQuest-specific queries for more timely support.

1. The answer is yes. The "where" to your question depends on more
specifically what you're asking to learn. If you are trying to define
percentage of windows for each face from the beginning, in a simple
fashion, that can be done in the same set of wizard screens where you've
imported and traced your building dxf outline/zones (#6 more precisely).
If you are trying to determine the actual percentage glazing after doing
a custom window/door placement from the same wizard screen #6, you can
find this by:
a. Running a calculation
b. Click 'Tools' --> 'View Simulation Output...'
c. Scroll to the last page of the LV-D report (Details of
Exterior Surfaces) and divide the appropriate sum (overall or by
specific orientation) for "WINDOW AREA" into the corresponding sum for

2. In the second wizard screen, where you define your custom
footprint/zoning, you can subsequently click the "Zone characteristics"
button, where you can initially define simply which zone are
conditioned/unconditioned. The floor plan displayed on that screen has
text which will dynamically tell you the percentage conditioned vs.
unconditioned as you toggle various zones between the two. I think this
is the easiest way to do this in eQuest, though personally I think I
would be more inclined to use the "area" function in AutoCAD if you've
got your DXF file prepared.

3. If you're referring to a 90.1 baseline design for something like
LEED, this is most easily accomplished at the very end of your inputs by
defining the 3 additional orientations as new azimuths (90, 180,270) for
parametric runs. For a more detailed explanation I'd encourage you to
first examine (and bookmark) the equest-users archives:

4. Yes. In the zone/perimeter definition screens, where you lay out the
verticies, there is a box on the left hand side labeled "Background:."
Select " -none- " from that dropdown box.

Good luck and best wishes on your energy modeling, Sambhav!


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