I need your help finding balance temperature in given climate/building type.
Lately I got into topic of solar radiation benefit massing analysis - @chris posted a definition on that to hydrashare: Solar Raditation Benefit
I also read about that in prof. Reinharts “Daylightning Handbook I”. I do not have the book with me to cite it but it proposed modelling a simple office to find the balance temperature in given climate.
I followed these steps and modelled simple core+perimeter office and assigned glazing, materials/schedules, etc.
I found a component calcBalTemperature but have some questions about it:
numDaysToAverage input - changing this input affects the results dramatically. I do not quite understand what it does - pick number of days to avarage their loads?
How much weekend schedules affect the results? I have my model set up for ideal air loads and 20-24 celsius cooling and heating set points. All weekend days + hours after 8 pm are set to 0 - thus energy at these hours would be 0 as there are no setbacks. Wouldn’t this cause to component decide these are the balance hours (so for example winter nights when it -15 outside)?
Is there a better way to do that?
I post my definition. I used *.epw for Kiev (Ukraine) if someone would be willing to take a look. The balance point I got was 15 degree celsius.balance_temp.gh (622.1 KB)