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TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Hynek Jun 1. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience using TREAT to model mid-rise (3-story) apartment buildings with interior corridors?  Our housing authority requires true-ing up the "calculate model" heating load…Continue

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Don Hynek replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"This isn't uncommon -- senior buildings often have lower-than-typical baseload use; especially for domestic hot water. More generally, though -- TREAT DOES have inputs for t-stat settings, water heater settings, space heating schedules, etc. I…"
Jun 1
John Nicholas replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"So why is tenant behavior significantly different in this building?"
Apr 27
Jim Fowler replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"Hi John - I'm strictly modeling the entire building, not individual units. I'm looking for a justifiable rationale to increase heating load to a more realistic level (based on observed apartment temperatures and my experience) to increase…"
Apr 27
John Nicholas replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"Where is this going?  Are you (the housing authority) trying to set the Utility Allowance?  Somewhere else?   All electric?  Balanced Power?  Does each apt have specific DHW, heat and cool?  Are they metered…"
Apr 27
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TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load

Does anyone have experience using TREAT to model mid-rise (3-story) apartment buildings with interior corridors?  Our housing authority requires true-ing up the "calculate model" heating load consumption to the "calculate billing" heating load consumption.  TREAT's analysis of the monthly consumption figures come out with a baseload that's too high and heating load that's too low (8 kBTU/SF), I say this is based on temperatures observed during the site survey which show that the seniors in this…See More
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Global Energy Audits, LLC
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At 7:26am on April 24, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jim,

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