I´m working on a big energy model with a large space subdivided in numerous thermal zones, which are interconnected by “virtual interior windows” to allow airflow between zones - because of the complex zoning, I´m using the Airflow Network to model cross ventilation, leaving those “internal windows” always open.
The issue comes when I try to run comfort maps on the model, when using the
Indoor View Factor Calculator. As I´ve used internal windows instead of Air walls, I cannot remove them from the calculation, and they are accounted for in the resulting mean radiant temperature.
I´d like to believe there is a way of making the
Indoor View Factor Calculator ignore these internal windows, in a similar way to how it ignores Airwalls. So far I´ve found the relevant area of the code, but I don´t see the way to implement it.
Hopefully @chris or someone else can put some light on this, or any potential workaround.