[Bldg-sim] Modelling heating

Joe Huang yjhuang at whiteboxtechnologies.com
Wed Mar 25 11:29:34 PDT 2015

It all depends on which simulation program you're using, but all of them should be able to 
accommodate you very easily.  You can either set the Heating Schedule to be never on, and 
the Heating Setpoint Temperature to something very low, like 10 C (50 F).


Joe Huang
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On 3/25/2015 2:58 AM, Rathna Shree wrote:
> Dear All,
> In few of the climatic conditions we work on doesn't require heating at all. The 
> temperature might go little less than 20deg C in winter but heating will definitely not 
> be installed in the project. For these projects, how do we set the heating set point 
> temperatures so that heating never switches on. we are facing issues especially while 
> modelling VAV with PFP boxes in equest (PIU systems). The base case and proposed case 
> heating and fan energy consumption are highly affecting the final savings results. I am 
> looking to avoid this scenario and ensure heating never switches on, therefore zone fans 
> also do not work.
> Please guide.
> Regards,
> Rathnashree
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