Exterior Doors act as entry points for people and goods into buildings. They are also an important component of the buildings thermal envelope as they work to reduce heat gains or losses from conditioned interior. On the platform exterior doors can be accounted for directly on the Baseline Energy Page.
In order to include exterior doors into the Baseline Energy model enter:
The Door Area (ft² or m²)
The Door U-Value (BTU/h ft² F or W/m² K)
The default value for door area is currently set to 0 (ft² or m²). The Default U-Value is set as 0.37 BTU/h ft² F or 2.1 W/m² K.
Typically including doors will reduce the energy performance of a building as more heat gain and losses will lead to more energy consumption. When working on a project with a large amount of exterior doors it is helpful to select products that are highly insulated in order to reduce impact on the energy performance.