Honeybee Modeling

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hbzones
#1

Hi , I’m new at honeybee so that have a question about Honeybee Modeling

I’m trying to energy simulate some space using energyPlus , But I heard there is a special modeling method for this simulation. Let me try to explain by example.


This image is example of spaces and the lines means wall so this spaces is consist of 4 space.


And this image is colored by space for energy simulation. I have been going extrude these each colored lines and simulate energy simulation.

But here is my question.

If I had tried to simulate Energy simulation with daylighting simulation , is it Okey using same model in Daylighting Simulation and Energy Simulation?

And I had another question

If walls was constructed like image(there is a interior wall in the middle, but this walls did not divide space) , How can I modeling this?
forumQ-modeling.gh (600.5 KB)

Here is my sample GH file, I had no idea how could simulate same model both in energy , daylightin simulation.
Have any Idea for me?

#2

Yes. Honeybee models are compatible both with Radiance and EnergyPlus.

That wall won’t be part of the energy model but you can add it as a Honeybee surface to your daylight model and it will be included.

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#3

Thank you for comment @mostapha !

But I had another question after seeing your comment.

I think the space I questioned is totally not separated by wall, But I think there is some Energy difference in A part and B part.

But your answer is Honeybee doesn’t care about the wall in the middle, Then is Honeybee recognize the part of A and B is same space?
Is it Okey to insist the result correct?

And

In honeybee , if I set default setting except for space’s material, where is the location air conditioners or something like make an effect of annual energy consumption?

In real world , is there no Energy consumption difference because of the relationship the space like above with air conditioner’s location?

I need to proved the quality of the result and beginner…so that had many questions.

Sorry And Really Thank you about comment again, @mostapha

#4

It looks like you need to read a little bit more about thermal zones in energy models before moving forward. See this document:

https://bigladdersoftware.com/epx/docs/8-9/getting-started/a-methodology-for-using-energyplus.html#a-methodology-for-using-energyplus

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#5

Thank you @mostapha !