[Equest-users] Equest-users Digest, Vol 79, Issue 12

Sharad Kumar sharad.kumar101 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 00:12:03 PDT 2014

Hi Molly,

As far as Baseline system is concerned , we can choose the system type from
table G3.1.1A.
If the heating system for the building is Electric and hybrid, we can chose
the system type from the left column (i.e. System-1,3,5,7) from the table
Also, if the heating system has to be chosen, it should be considered from
the table G3.1.1B. For example for system type-3 the heating system for
Baseline Case is fossil fuel furnace.
>From the below given excerpt  from the ASHRAE 90.1, you can refer the
Baseline case.
Hence the heating system can be chosen from these tables.
You have to keep in mind the type, area and number of floors of the

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Sharad. Kumar
Engineer, LEED-AP
Green Horizon Consulting LLP

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>    1. Using .INP file to edit schedules, building envelope and
>       creating air-side for typical floors (Sharad Kumar)
>    2. Appendix G Baseline for a Hybrid Fuel Source DHW  plant
>       (Molly Curtz)
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> From: Sharad Kumar <sharad.kumar101 at gmail.com>
> To: equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
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> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0530
> Subject: [Equest-users] Using .INP file to edit schedules, building
> envelope and creating air-side for typical floors
> Dear eQuest Users,
> Recently while trying few things on .INP file, i have been able to import
> schedules.
> This can be done with the help of File< Import File (to import the text
> file).This is already there on eQuest users.
> I also tried to edit schedules with the help of .INP file.
> This can be very useful for building with bigger sizes.
> Suppose the default schedule for Occupancy is"E1 Bldg Occup Sch". This
> can be edited by "find and replace tool" to assign the prior imported
> schedule (like "Occupancy Schedule Annual" which was imported or created in
> detailed mode).Hence these schedules can be edited within seconds to reduce
> the hours of time to seconds. Similarly Lighting, Equipment, Heating,
> Cooling and HVAC fan schedule can also be edited in .INP file and help to
> save time.
> I used to do all these in eQuest .pd2 file but  this has greatly reduced
> my efforts.
> Similarly typical floors Air-side can be made by similar smart work.
> For this we can create One typical floors Air-side and then we can copy
> then paste then use find and replace tool to create Air-Side for various
> typical floors.
> In this we need to delete the various default systems and zones first
> belonging to the other typical floors.
> Then we can copy,paste and then use "find and replace tool" to edit the
> number of spaces and zones.
> For example, a zone's name is "E20 East Perim Zn (G.E25)" for a system
> for nineteenth floor and the System'is AHU-20
> We can use find and replace tool to edit the number from 20 to 19 to
> create the Air-side for eighteenth floor. This has to be done for all the
> spaces belonging to eighteenth floor.
> This can also be used to assign the building envelope within minutes to
> various wall, roof and glass.
> I suppose this post can help many people to reduce the time that is
> invested in the slow processing of eQuest for bigger models.
> If you get any error then try few things below:
> 1. Try to find the error in spacing and lining. This has to be in proper
> order.
> 2. Try editing the .INP file section wise.For example the schedule
> portion, HVAC portion or spaces portion should be edited separately and
> replaced in the proper .INP file.
> Thanks,
> Sharad. Kumar
> Engineer
> Green Horizon Consulting LLP
> Gurgaon
> India.
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> From: Molly Curtz <molly.curtz at arup.com>
> To: "equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org" <
> equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:53:27 +0000
> Subject: [Equest-users] Appendix G Baseline for a Hybrid Fuel Source DHW
> plant
> I'm working on a LEED project where we are considering an air-source heat
> pump domestic hot water plant with gas boiler backup for low temperatures
> where the heat pump capacity drops off. Appendix G of ASHRAE 90.1 does not
> seem to give guidance as to what baseline should be used (gas or electric
> resistance) for such a hybrid system. Has anyone encountered this before?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
> Kind regards,
> Molly
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