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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Fanger PMV Thermal Comfort - changing clothing levels depending upon PMV

Thanks to both Linda and Liam. Both those approaches seem like they would work. EMS looks like an elegant solution, but requires a bit of programming. The solution using templates is a bit messier but could be useful for quite a few applications. I think I'll try that first.


--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Liam O'Brien" <liambrn@...> wrote:
> Rowan,
> You could try scripting your idf file such that you run the simulation once with constant values of clo and then create a clothing schedule based on the results of that first simulation and re-run the simulation accordingly.   Not elegant, but not too difficult to implement.  I've successfully used this approach for various similar things in EnergyPlus.
> Liam
> --- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rowan.blakers" <rblakers@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm hoping someone can help me with this question. Basically, I need to run a simulation, generating hourly PMV comfort data using the Fanger model. The clothing level needs to vary accoring to PMV. More explicitly, if the PMV is going to be greater than 0.5, use a CLO value of 0.6. If the PMV is going to be less than -0.5, use a CLO value of 0.95. This is to simulate the effect of occupants altering clothing levels to compensate for varying temperatures.
> > 
> > I understand that the clothing levels can be varied by schedule, but that does not give the type of feedback I need. There is also the report for "Time not Comfortable" using both summer or winter clothing, but this does not give me the hourly PMV data I need.
> > 
> > Does anyone have any suggestions?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Rowan
> >


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