Adiabatic surfaces will block heat transfer to and from the zone. However, EnergyPlus assumes that adiabatic walls will store heat in the thermal mass. Only inside surface of an adiabatic wall will be in thermal interaction with the zone. Therefore, so as to model adiabatic internal partitions both surfaces should be defined as adiabatic.
Omer T. Karaguzel
Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics
Carnegie Mellon University
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