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This category provides guidance for evaluating and optimizing HVAC system types and sizing.
HVAC Design 101
Plant Sizing Tab - Heating
Plant Sizing Tab - Cooling
What Calculation(s) is/are taking place?!
Parametric Software Shading
What is Sefaira Systems (~2 mins video)
How to Use Sefaira Systems (~6 mins video)
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Advanced HVAC Design
What "warmup" and "cooldown" loads mean
How to study an option with multiple HVAC systems using Group
Use Case - Exploring Zone Sizing and Problem Zones
Use Case - Keep your Cooling load under 100W/m2 in every zone
Use Case - Examining Energy Breakdown to Understand What's Consuming What
Use Case - Controls for heating Ramp Up times
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Natural Ventilation and Thermal Comfort
Mechanical Ventilation Configuration Presets
Why do we have a "Tolerance" range in Comfort?
Why does my conditioned building fail dry bulb comfort?
Introduction to Thermal Comfort in Sefaira
How Free Area calculations work
Natural Ventilation Feature - Overview and Set-up
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Average Solar Cooling Load Thresholds - Sefaira and Energy Plus
Additional analysis with Sefaira's Energy Plus output
How to Convert an .idf file from Sefaira for use in EnergyPlus