Dear all,

For the VIPER component of Grasshopper (DIVA), can you have overlapping window components?  For instance, a Kalwall window component (full wall) with clear glazing window components planar to that wall?

I have a curtain wall as a construction zone, the Kalwall as a window component planar to the construction zone, and then clear glazing overlapping both the planar Kalwall and construction zone?  Will viper take the lowest R-value, combine them, etc?

Thanks in advance,

Reinhardt

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Reinhardt,

Both the Kalwall and the clear glazing are considered windows by EnergyPlus, and need to be hosted by another surface that is NOT a window.  So you should beak up the Kalwall window into a few pieces that surround the clear glazing.

Jon

Jon,

It was a challenge doing it parametrically, but got it.  Thanks!

Reinhardt

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