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[EnergyPlus_Support] Issue of building orientation in E+


I did some parametric testing building orientation with E+. I tested two identical models which are duplicated from the same model and then rotated the first one by changing the North Axis parameter for certain degree in the idf file and the other one I actually changed the building orientation (using DIVA for Grasshopper) for the same angle. I did double check their geometry by importing them into OpenStudio and they are perfectly matched. I run both idf files with the same weather data file and the same version of E+.

However, I got quite off results. Both Heating and Cooling Energy results from the two models are around 2% different. Is there any round-off error issue with E+ or any thought? Thanks.


Tuan Tran, D.Arch, LEED Green Associate
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Office of Physical, Environmental and Long Range Planning, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Phone: (808)206-3635


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