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bcpratt
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HVAC Equipment

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07-09-2010 06:16 PM

The list of HVAC equipment looks extensive initially, but seems lacking upon further review.  I didn't see anything that would model a ground source heat pump.  Am I missing something?

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mstein7484
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Re: HVAC Equipment

07-13-2010 04:29 PM in reply to: bcpratt

We are in the process of adding more HVAC systems to the tool.  But please keep in mind that the main purpose of using Green Building Studio is for the conceptual phase, when details about your project are as yet undecided. We encourage you to use Green Building Studio to first determine the optimal footprint, orientation, opening size & placement, etc. for minimal energy usage (accounting for solar radiation control, daylighting potential, natural ventilation potential, etc.). Only once these major decisions have been optimized for energy efficiency should you worry about specifics of HVAC systems, etc.

 

Best Regards,

Marjorie Stein

Product Manager, Sustainable Design              

Autodesk, Inc 

 



Marjorie Stein
QA Analyst
Green Building Studio
Autodesk, Inc.

bpa.team@autodesk.com
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jwmsmith
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008
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Re: HVAC Equipment

06-19-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: mstein7484

I still can't finf a ground source heat pump option - has it been added?  If so, what is it called?

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mstein7484
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Re: HVAC Equipment

06-19-2012 03:33 PM in reply to: bcpratt

Hello,

Because of the complexities in modeling heat pumps, we are still working on valid default assumptions to use for the simulation models. The workaround would be to download the DOE-2 input file from your initial Green Building Studio run, import this into eQUEST, and configure eQUEST to model a heat pump.

 

Kind Regards,

Marjorie



Marjorie Stein
QA Analyst
Green Building Studio
Autodesk, Inc.

bpa.team@autodesk.com

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