Excelent! thanks for this information Jeremiah!
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:01:53 -0700
Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Energy Plus for urban energy plannig
Possibly I am incorrect, but I recently used a SRI calc to create high SRI materials that should reduce heat island effect, such as the one pasted below;
Name Cool-Roof_SRI-81Roughness SmoothThermal Resistance 0.001Thermal Absorptance 0.3Solar Absorptance 0.3Visible Absorptance 0.3Then you could also do conceptual massing model green roofs, solar PV, shading from other buildings and much more,I think E+ could be great for this so long as the modeler minimized the details of the models to high level parameters. Autodesk ecotech or vassarri may do a good job at this "conceptual massing" by making simplified models, so you might want to use a similar approach.
Jeremiah D. Crossett | Senior Analyst | Phase Change Energy Solutions120 E. Pritchard St. | Asheboro, NC 27203 | Mobile 503-688-8951
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM, oscar hernandez <oscarhernandez_81@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Very good question. I've been thinking on. I don"t know maybe the answer its "to try". There are many parameters that e+ doesn't take in count (heat island, wind corridors,etc) but maybe to study the solar influence from others buildings, e+ could be a solution. I don"t know what do you want to do?
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:06:06 +0000
Subject: [EnergyPlus_Support] Energy Plus for urban energy plannig
do you think Energy Plus could work for energy planning of a whole neighborhood? Would it be only a matter of computing power or there are other issues? Cheers,
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