U.S. DOE has charged Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with taking the beta version of the Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) and developing version 1.0 for public release in 2014. LBNL is tasked with both developing the specification itself, as well as an implementation plan for the use of BEDES in the field.

LBNL conducted an initial scoping study in the spring of 2013 and launched a working group process comprised of a Technical Working Group (TWG) and a Strategic Working Group (SWG). To participate in the ongoing stakeholder process, sign up for working groups here.

Raab Associates, Ltd. is facilitating the working group process, which began with a Kick-Off Summit in December 2013. The new BEDES specification and accompanying strategic implementation plan are expected in September 2014.

This website includes the BEDES schedule, working group members and contact information, and meeting-related documents.

For a history of BEDES and how the federal government intends to use BEDES please see DOE’s website.

To reach the BEDES Technical Working Group Forum, including BEDES 1.0 Module 1 Draft, which covers the "Site, Premises and Energy Uses Sections" go to the following link: https://sites.google.com/a/lbl.gov/bedes/review

 

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