Level category of the premises with respect to all premises pertaining to a unique record.
|List Options||Option Definition||Unit of Measure||Source|
|Area||An area is a section within a building that serves a specific activity and could stand alone, such as a restaurant inside a hotel. An area could also be section of a building that has distinctly different equipment densities, occupancies, energy-use patterns, operating characteristics, or HVAC configurations.||N/A|
|Building||A building is a single structure wholly or partially enclosed within exterior walls, or within exterior and abutment walls (party walls), and a roof, affording shelter to persons, animals, or property. A building can be two or more units held in the condominium form of ownership that are governed by the same board of managers.||N/A|
|Campus||A campus is comprised of multiple buildings served by a single electric meter or by a group of meters with the same service address.||N/A|
|Component||A subspace of a primary premises. Examples of components are: HVAC zones, retail shops in a mall, floors in a multi-story building, etc.||N/A|
|Primary||Principal or overall level.||N/A|
|Site||Site refers to the land on which the premises is built on.||N/A|
|Space||A space is a section within a building or area that aids the primary activity and could not stand alone, such as a hallway or a closet.||N/A|
|Sub component||A space utilized as a supporting element of a larger premises, such as the lobby of a hotel, or the living room in a home.||N/A|
|Thermal zone||Thermal zone is a space or group of spaces within a building with heating and cooling requirements that are sufficiently similar so that desired conditions (e.g., temperature) can be maintained throughout using a single sensor.||n/a||LBNL|
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