What is Advanced Geometry?
The advanced geometry inputs allow for more flexibility in modeling non-standard building geometries compared to the linked building approach. When accessing the advanced geometry inputs, the user may specify or alter a number of geometric parameters for each zone of the building to customize the resulting model. For example, the exterior wall areas and window areas can be specified for the north, east, south, and west sides of each zone. Additionally, roof, floor, footprint areas, exterior perimeter length, and conditioned air volume can be specified for each zone. These adjustments provide users with the ability to model a number of more complex geometries, such as individual parts of a strip mall complex or varying window fractions for different sides of a building, with greater accuracy than through other means. The option can be accessed via the button on the regular geometry inputs screen.