This section provides pre-defined scenarios as well as steady-state and transient mass balance calculators. In Scenarios, there are four real-world examples that will show you how varying certain key parameters of a building influence the concentrations of several common indoor air pollutants. With the Steady-state and Transient calculators, you have freedom to vary the parameters of the building to calculate the resulting indoor air concentrations of pollutants for specific cases.
This section provides one large scenario that allows you to change different parameters on a typical house in either Austin or Chicago and to determine the resulting heating and cooling loads. Parameters that can be changed are (1) type of wall assembly, (2) window type, (3) thickness of attic insulation, (4) air exchange rate, or (5) types of internal energy gains.