Climate Zone Type

The climate zone type, based on the organization defining it. Many different organizations have implemented different climate zone definitions based on their needs. The list below represents the current list. This list can be added to over time based on the collaborative BEDES development process.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Category: 
Unit of Measure: 
None
Sector: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measuresort descending
California Title 24 Climate zone map published by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to be used to show compliance with the Title 24 building energy efficiency standards. None
IECC Climate zone map for the United States published in the International Energy Conservation Code. None
Building America A simplified version of the IECC climate zone map, developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to be used for the Building America program. None
CBECS Climate zone map based on climate divisions developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Each NOAA climate division is placed into one of the five CBECS climate zones based on its 30-year average heating degree-days (HDD) and cooling degree-days (CDD). None
DOE A simplified version of the IECC climate zone map, developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to be used for the Building America program. None
Other Other None
Unknown Unknown None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
ASHRAE Climate zone map published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). None
ENERGY STAR Climate zone map published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the ENERGY STAR programs. None
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