Roof window atrium opening control

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Roof window atrium opening control

Postby ACT » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:46 pm


I have modeled a central atrium with 4 merged zones using holes. Only the atrium roof is facing outdoors. The purpose is to control natural ventilation rate by a roof window opening control (% Glazing Area Opens and Operation schedule). This atrium should be unconditioned zone type and do not take part on total floor area calculation. However when I choose unconditioned zone type for atrium zones, in the opening tab it is not possible to see the "operation" option of external windows or roof windows/skylights. How can I control ventilation in the atrium?


Postby Guest » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:08 pm

I restart software and it's working properly

Can control control openings and atrium floor does not account for total floor area calculation.

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Roof window atrium opening control

Postby Ericpyve » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 am

I would not cover the rafters in any way. What type of roof decking are you using?

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