12 - 2 More Space Types and Templates in OpenStudio

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All right. Let's assign this vending machine peak load to corridors. Drag and drop, again. I'm going to rename it properly, vending machine load. And then, I can also change the schedule, it comes with the default equipment schedule, which we need to change, now. Let's go to rule set schedules and look for that vending machine schedule that we created, maybe, five minutes back. Drag and drop here, okay. Now, we have this totally new thing happening here for our corridor space type. We have additional plug load, which is for vending machine. This space tab has already been assigned to spaces, here, in the space section or tab. You can see this corridor has this vending machine load, now, in this space tab, here. And, if you go to some other corridor, let's say, even here, in the floor 2 corridor, we have one more vending machine load, okay.

What I'm going to do now, I'm going to create one space type from scratch. I'm going to assign everything brand new. Let's just assume that this floor one, rest vending, this last floor, it has a new space type. It has totally different internal loads, totally different schedule set. Let's just create it from scratch. Go to space types, here. There are multiple ways to do it, again. Like, you can select the existing one and make a copy out of it. It will give you a nice start. Or, you can drag and drop a space type from library. Just drag and drop, here, and you can make changes. Or, I can actually start something from a scratch for you. Let's just click on this, add new object. And, rename it to, let's say, floor one underscore restroom space type, okay. I can assign some schedule set. I don't want to do all the work from a scratch.

You know what, let's just do it, just for exercise. Let's go to schedules, create a new schedule set, here. Rename it to something like, floor one underscore restroom rest underscore schedule set, okay. We can assign the number of people scheduled, here. Let's just create something brand-new. Go to schedules, create the fractional schedule, you know the drill. I'm going to do something real quick for you. Please like, take a pause in case you're not able to run with me. I'm just going to work on this. Please follow me on this, here. I'm going to rename it to something like, rest new occupancy schedule. Let's just assume that it has exactly the same schedule from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., which is almost 0.5, 50%. And, everything is zero, okay.

If you want to make it bit complicated, just like, you know, I'm sorry. Let me just drag it, here. I need to fix something here on my window. I can see this plus sign, here. But yeah, click on this add sign, again. Go to priority 1. Just like, you know, do it for Sunday when occupancy is totally zero, okay. Go to schedule sets, go to your new restroom schedule set. Assign this new occupancy schedule here, which we created recently. This rest underscore occupancy schedule. We can have the same people activity schedule, here. Lighting, we can take one existing one for now, okay. And, we can have the same schedule for plug loads.

Let's just bring some existing one, or we can just create something from scratch, just for the plug loads. Go to schedules. Let's just copy the existing one. Maybe I can copy this existing building occupancy. Click on this, duplicate copy select object option. Rename it to something like, rest underscore plug load schedule. Let's just assume that it's zero from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. Then it goes to 0.4, 40%. Then it suddenly goes to 0.8, then it goes back to 0.4, again. And then, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., it's 0.5, again. And so on. Just like, you know, some random numbers, for now, okay. And then, assign this schedule to your schedule set, this one. Go to my model. Bring this new schedule that we created just now. Is that, this one, drag and drop, okay. And then, something for infiltration, as well. Take some existing one for now. This one should work, infiltration. And, that should be all right for now, okay.

Now go to this new space type that we created recently. Go to space types, assign this space type from my model. I'm sorry, schedule set, sorry. Assign it here, and then you need to assign some kind of outdoor air specification. I can just bring something new from library. Go to library, look for design specification outdoor air. I assign the, any of the existing ones. Let's say, this one. And, we can edit this later. This is what it is, here. I'm going to rename it. Something, let's say, rest OA, that should be all right.  Outdoor air method can be sum, I can change it to, let's say, 12. And, maybe make something more, here. You know what, that should be okay, okay. We have assigned the outdoor air. Let's say, something like, infiltration. We can just copy the existing one, here. Click here, on this check this option here, in second column. And then, select the one which you want to copy. Let's say, this one. And, apply to select it, okay. We have infiltration, as well.

Now, go to loads. In this, you can see in this new space type, we don't have any kind of load. We had just infiltration, which we assigned here, in the general section. Now, we can bring something like, people. Let's say, we, I mean, we can create everything from scratch. Let's create a new people definition. Let's say, floor one underscore restroom people, okay. And, it can be, let's say, number of people maximum, the restroom can have 10 people, okay. Then lighting, let's create something brand new. Or, we can just drag-and-drop from library. We’re lighting, let’s just drag and drop this one.

Or, maybe something like, maybe from, from something else. Maybe, I don't see any restroom, here. Let's just not worry about this. Let's drag and drop, here. And, rename it to something like, rest floor one light. You can give what purpose, or what per square foot, or lighting power, total lighting power. Let's just give lighting on density basis. Something like, 0.5 watt per square feet. Electric equipment, let's say, one vending machine. I can just make a copy of this. I can rename it to, vending machine, restroom vending machine. The design level is 100 watts, all right. And, that should be good. We can go to space types, now. And, in this load section, just start assigning the properties. And, as you know, this new space type has a totally brand-new schedule set. All these schedules will come in load section based on what you have provided here, okay. In this general section.

Go to loads. From my model, look in people definition, look for this floor one underscore rest people. Drag and drop. You can rename it if you want, Like, something like, you know, just copy this for, these two first words. Control V, and people, okay. And then, you can change properties, here. Like, you know, here, easily. Or, I can just drag and drop here, okay. The next thing you want is lighting. Again, drag and drop. Rename it if you want. And then, maybe, plug load that vending machine. Now, we have created a new space type. It has all the properties assigned. We can assign this space type to that particular space. Go there. Go in the space tab. Look for that floor one restroom, this one. And, in property section, assign this new space type, to this, through this space, floor one restroom. Drag and drop, again, in this space type section, here. Now, you can see this particular restroom has a totally different new space type. If you go to loads. For that particular space, you can see the loads are totally different. The one which you have assigned at space type.

Well, the thing is, because there was just one space, rather than just assigning a space type, here, you can just, I mean, for example, if you just delete a space type, here. Let me just like, you know, rearrange my real estate, here. If I just select, here, delete it. I can just go to loads, again. And, assign all my loads directly, here. Like the way we did for this conference room. Find that restroom, and assign all those internal loads directly, all right. But, what if there were two or three multiple spaces and you want to assign the same space type properties to all of them. That's when that space type method is helpful. What happens if you make some changes in one space type. All the changes will be reflected to those three spaces, okay. It basically reduces your workload. For now, let's go to properties, and assign this space type, the one which we created just now. Assign it here, and save your model.