Images of My Analysis Results
Please paste two screenshots here, based on the options you chose to complete:
- For Option 1, paste a screenshot of the Benchmark Comparison Graph showing the overall prediction for the energy use given the settings selected.
- For Option 2, paste a screenshot showing the ending point of your 4D simulation.
Option 1: Building Performance Analysis
Upload your brief one-page summary of your recommended settings to reach your building performance goal to ACC Docs, then embed a public link here.
Be sure to include your recommendations for the top 10 most important factors (excluding HVAC). For each of the factors:
- Take a screenshot showing the range of values that you selected to be included in the analysis.
- Briefly explain (in a sentence or two) why you’ve narrowed the range down to the values selected.
Window Shades - North, East, West, South
External window shades are important as they can reduce HVAC energy use and improve comfort inside a building. Their uses can ensure that the cooling and heating bills are at an appropriate level. By changing the shading to 2/3, we can further minimize lower the EUI level.
WWR - Eastern Walls, Southern Walls, and Western Walls
The Window-to-Wall Ratio (WWR) significantly impacts the building’s EUI. Increasing the WWR in a building will lead to an increase in heat gain and heat loss and reduced lighting energy consumption. Reducing the lighting load, there will be a direct effect on the cooling and heating energy consumption of the building. It will be unlikely to reach 0% glazing. The variability from 40 to 50% is more likely and can help reduce the EUI.
The lighting efficiency represents the average internal heat gain and power consumption of electric lighting per unit floor area. Lighting plays a critical role in how a space is perceived and lighting decisions can influence performance, mood, morale, safety, security, and actions as well. By lowering the lighting efficiency level to 0.7 and 0.3, I can reach a lower EUI value.
The operating schedule represents the typical hours of use by building occupants. By changing the operating schedule to 12/5, we can reach a lower EUI
Building orientation is important as the direction of the building is facing can impact views, interior temperatures, natural lighting, exterior landscaping, resistance to wind damage, access points, energy costs, and emission. By changing the building orientation to the South, it leads to a relatively big impact that can decrease the EUI further.
Option 2: 4D Simulation
Upload the video file showing your 4D simulation to ACC Docs, then embed a public link here.