Expected and Available Results

The results of thermal building-dynamics simulation are generally referred to by zone level. They can be divided into instantaneous results and summary re­sults.

The primary results of thermal building-dynamics simulations are hourly values of the following quantities:

• Zone air temperatures, wall surface temperatures, operative temperatures

• Space cooling or heating loads

• Building elements’ heat gains or losses

• Supply airflow rates

• Supply air temperature and humidity

• Energy input to HVAC system components

• Zone humidity levels

The primary summary results of thermal building-dynamics simulations are peak values of these items and monthly or seasonal values of the following quantities:

• Building elements’ heat gains or losses

• Cooling or heating energy demand

• HVAC energy demand

Results for the whole building can be obtained by considering the results for all zones.

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