[tpm] toronto-pm Digest, Vol 63, Issue 6
shantanu at cpan.org
Thu Jun 14 20:06:12 PDT 2012
Sounds like fun, can I have a look at the file?
On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM, <toronto-pm-request at pm.org> wrote:
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> 1. help with developing an open source program for Ontario
> (Chris Jones)
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> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:32:03 -0400
> From: Chris Jones <cj at enersave.ca>
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> Subject: [tpm] help with developing an open source program for Ontario
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> The new Ontario Building code has specified updated requirements for
> the energy performance of the building envelope. Previously, the
> Ontario requirements aligned with ASHRAE 90.1 requirements and ASHRAE
> published a computer program to calculate the envelope performance
> based on some fairly simple inputs. Because the Ontario requirements
> are now different, the software has the wrong performance
> metrics. The calculation equations and all the coefficients are
> available in a text form. I could develop and excel spreadsheet but
> naming all the coefficients would be a long process.
> There are two paths to showing compliance with the Ontario building
> code - the prescriptive path and the system performance path. The
> prescriptive path mandates that all envelope elements meet the
> minimum requirements. The system performance method allows
> trade-offs. Some building elements may be lower than the minimum but
> the calculations weigh these elements against elements that are
> better than minimum.
> I estimate that about 25% of new building will pass using the
> prescriptive path. The other 75% will either have to be designed
> differently to meet the minimum in those few locations where the
> trade-off method would allow them to pass.
> This may not be a clear scope of work at the moment. I would like to
> offer some financial support as obviously I will be making money from
> my consulting business using such a program. On the other hand, I
> will make any program available to all practitioners in Ontario.
> The simplest iteration would take a text input file and the perl
> program would spit out the analysis for that input file.
> I have a PDF of the calculation methodology if anyone is interested.
> Christopher Jones, P.Eng.
> Suite 1801, 1 Yonge Street
> Toronto, ON M5E1W7
> Tel. 416-203-7465
> Fax. 416-946-1005
> email cj at enersave.ca
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