The properties of rooms in your Energy Simulator model will be predetermined by the Room Type selected - each Room Type contains its own design properties according to the relevant CIBSE / ASHRAE standards.
However due to the COVID-19 situation, new requirements about how such rooms should operate may need to be adopted.
OpenBuildings Energy Simulator can help to incorporate these changes, by allowing you to edit and create Room Types.
Under the Data Managers Tab, you will find the Room Types manager:
Here, a list of room types is displayed on the left, with the properties for each on the right. Each room type will have its own properties for Occupancy and Thermal Design, for example, and if you wish you can also assign data such as construction type.
Any of the room properties can be changed as you require, or a new room type can be created.
To do so, to ensure consistent design we would recommend copying the most similar room type, rather than creating one from scratch. For example, to create an Open Plan Office incorporating Social distancing:
Any rooms drawn subsequently will assume your new social distancing settings, with automatically calculated occupancy levels.