[Equest-users] Equest - Simulation Report BEPS

Sami, Vikram vikram.sami at zgf.com
Mon Jun 3 12:43:58 PDT 2013

Just to reiterate Nicks point – 1 KBTU/ft2-yr is a REALLY low number – especially for source energy. Site energy typically runs much lower than source energy, and even that is normally an order of magnitude higher.

Vikram Sami
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From: equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Nick Caton
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One extra thought:  Your expectation (<1 kBtu/SF/yr) catches my eye immediately…

If I’m not mistaken, only unconditioned warehouses have values under 1.0 for the 2030 challenge EUI targets.  I would expect any regularly occupied school to be magnitudes larger.

2030 challenge may not be on your project’s radar, but might serve a useful point of reference for what to expect.  Here’s a quick link:  www.architecture2030.org/.../2030_Challenge_Targets_National.pdf‎<http://www.architecture2030.org/.../2030_Challenge_Targets_National.pdf‎>

Best of luck!


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Yes, please post your files, Ginnie. Otherwise, all is speculation.

John R. Aulbach, PE

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Subject: [Equest-users] Equest - Simulation Report BEPS

Equest Users:

I am modeling a school building, and on this BEPS report for baseline run and parametric runs,
the Total Source Energy KBTU/SQFT-YR
Gross-Area and Net-Area number is higher than expected.
Actually, I would expect it to be quite a bit lower in the 0.75 range.

Anyone have some approach I could follow to verify these and what could be driving this
elevated number.   I could post INP and PD2 files if necessary.

Any and all suggestions are sincerely appreciated, and thank you in advance.

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