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alighozmit
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Energy consumption increase as a result of insulating floor

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06-21-2012 08:17 AM

I am doing research on the energy consumption profile of residences. Applying insulation to roofs and walls which decreases their U-Value, reduces the energy consumption as expected while, insulating floor has completely negative effect on heating and cooling load and increase them significantly. What can be the reason behind? 

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Jesperhildeandersen
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Re: Energy consumption increase as a result of insulating floor

07-02-2012 02:13 AM in reply to: alighozmit

Can u maybe upload a file ?

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alighozmit
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Re: Energy consumption increase as a result of insulating floor

07-02-2012 03:28 AM in reply to: Jesperhildeandersen

I tried to upload files but .ECO extensions are not acceptable!!! I tried .XML files but material assignments are not properly exported.

If you draw any simple zone, assign ConcFlr_Carpeted_Suspended as floor type analyze it then, assign ConcSlab_OnGround as floor tyoe which has comparatively low U-Value, you will see that the annual energy consumption increases surprisingly. 

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