Defining Energy Uses and Spaces
In Chap. 2 we defined the building envelope, the ambient weather conditions it is exposed to, and the interior Spaces that a building is subdivided into. Of course, the activities that take place in those Spaces are significant drivers for energy consumption as well as the reason buildings exist in the first place. In this Chapter, we will gain a better understanding of how Space occupancy and energy end uses are defined by OpenStudio. As with Constructions, the amount of data required to fully specify Space loads is significant, and we will come to appreciate how OpenStudio Libraries and data inheritance make this process both fast and consistent.
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