BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.4

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Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Dehumidification Type

Dehumidification type in air-distribution system.

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Design Static Pressure

The design static pressure for the fan

Pa
Draft Type

Draft mechanism used for drawing air through a boiler, furnace, or water heater.

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Duct Configuration

Configuration of ducts.

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Duct Insulation R Value

R-value of duct insulation.

hr-ft2-F/Btu
Duct Leakage Test Method

Method used to estimate duct leakage

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Duct Pressure Test Leakage Percentage

Duct leakage found from pressure test. Reported as a percentage. [%]

percent
Duct Pressure Test Leakage Rate

Duct leakage found from pressure test. Reported in cubic feet per minute.

cfm
Duct Sealing

Condition of duct sealing.

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Duct Surface Area

Total surface area of ducts associated with this air distribution system.

ft2
Duct Type

Type of duct material.

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Equipment Redundancy

Redundancy availability or formal redundancy level for specified equipment

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Evaporative Cooling Type

Defines the type of evaporative cooler operation

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Evaporative Wet Bulb Effectiveness

The ratio of the difference between inlet and outlet air temperature to the difference between inlet air temperature and its wet bulb temperature

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Evaporatively Cooled Condenser

Availability of evaporative cooling to enhance heat rejection from the condenser coils.

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Fan Application

Application of fan (supply, return, or exhaust)

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Fan Placement

Placement of fan relative to the air stream.

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Fan Power Minimum Ratio

The minimum power draw of the fan, expressed as a ratio of the full load fan power.

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Fan Type

Method of generating air flow

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Flow Control Type

Type of air flow control.

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Geothermal Loop

The type of loop field used in a geothermal system (e.g., heat pump)

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Heat Pump Backup AFUE

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of backup system for heat pump

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Heat Pump Backup Heating Switchover Temperature

Minimum outside temperature at which the heat pump can operate

F
Heat Pump Backup System Fuel

Backup fuel used by the heat pump

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Heat Pump Sink Source Type

Sink source of the heat pump

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