I am working in an energy model to explore the potential for natural ventilation in a large building. I am noticing in my output csv file that heating/cooling are both occurring within the range of temperatures I specified in the Natural Ventilation settings. Is there a way in the ArchSim interface to force heating and cooling (and mechanical ventilation) off when the exterior temperature falls between the Minimum Outdoor Temperature [C] and Maximum Outdoor Temperature [C] for Natural Ventilation?
What is the meaning of the Natural Ventilation setpoint and how does it influence operations? It seems antithetical to the idea that natural ventilation can provide a range of indoor temperatures, rather than an exact temperature.
So far we have been post-processing the csv files to estimate some version of our loads but this process has some limitations and is very time consuming. Any insight would be appreciated!
Thanks so much,