The energy model is an abstraction of a building's overall form and layout into a computational network. This network captures all of the key paths and processes of heat transfer throughout the building. The three main components include spaces (the volumes of air that experience heat loss or gain), surfaces (paths of heat transfer to or from each space), and zones (the groups of spaces used to establish some commonality between those spaces).
After completing this lesson, you'll be able to:
- Create an energy model.
- Create and view analytical spaces.
- Review design values in spaces, change values, and monitor the changes.