Greetings everyone,

   I have a strange scenario to model and I was hoping I could get some advice: This used to be a whole building built on 1,920 so it is a balloon framing. The homeowner' s apartment is on the second floor, but the front door on the first floor has a little area with a little "receiving" table and that area is heated with a radiator. The basement ceiling has no insulation at all and because of the framing style, it brings a great deal of air into the 2 floor (proved by the blower door) 

   The entire house is two floors plus attic, but I am modeling a little piece of the first floor, second floor, attic and basement... Any suggestions on how to do this?

  Your comments are greatly appreciated,

                              Luis

Views: 140

Replies to This Discussion

Paul, Good Evening, John here, did you ever get an answer from anyone to this question?  I am fairly new to TREAT but I am willing to discuss this if it still matters to you?

John@jwlasso.co.uk

Boy, Luis, sorry to see this so late.

Curious what you did.  Our general approach would be to model only the surfaces in the apartment  that are adjacent to unconditioned space, so leaving off floors and walls that are adjacent to the neighboring apartments.

What approach did you use?

Ethan 

RSS

Discussion Forum

Basic Heat loss information

Started by Luis Hernandez. Last reply by tedkidd Oct 30, 2014. 1 Reply

How to model a skylight

Started by Luis Hernandez. Last reply by Luis Hernandez Oct 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Modeling the apartment upstairs

Started by Luis Hernandez. Last reply by Ethan MacCormick Sep 26, 2014. 2 Replies

Modeling a Townhouse

Started by Luis Hernandez. Last reply by Luis Hernandez Jul 7, 2013. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Laurie DiDonato updated an event

Hybrid HERS Rater Training September 2017 (NH) at Online/ Classroom in Manchester, NH

September 11, 2017 at 9am to October 6, 2017 at 5pm
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by August 15th and get $200 off!This training has been approved by…See More
11 hours ago
Profile IconEmily Rhea, Spray-on Foam and Keith Flores joined Home Energy Pros
Friday
Kent Browning replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I found this post thru a Google search. I was already a member and have posted a few times. I am a…"
Friday
Home Energy Magazine's video was featured

2017 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of buil...
Friday

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service