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Has anyone used Energy Pro to model variable refrigerant flow systems?

The software looks like it is pretty product specific and I am wondering
if it can be used to model the entire building for LEED EAc1 purposes or
if it can only model the VRF system. Any input would be appreciated.

Allison Gaiko, PE, LEED AP

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Gaiko,

Good afternoon. We have used Energy Pro to model VRV systems. The
software is product specific because the operating algorithm for each
make/model of heat pump listed in the software menu is programmed into
the software.

You can certainly model a building using the software and provided your
baseline comparative building meets 90.1 requirements you can conduct a
comparison.

Hope this helps.

TIM REYNOLDS, P.E., LEED AP

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