BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.5

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Controls and Operations
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Observed Holidays

Holidays in which the operations follow a holiday schedule that is different from the main schedule.

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Operation Event

An operation event is an activity that is performed at the premises as part of primary operations. Operation events can be used as normalizers when benchmarking buildings.

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Operation Events Per Year

Number of operation events that take place in a year.

count
Operational Control Actor

The actor who has authority to introduce and implement any or all operating and/or environmental policies and measures

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Operational Mode

The equipment state of connection to a power source for use, and providing one or more primary functions.

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Partial Operation Percentage

Percent of category that is in operation. If Schedule Category is Occupancy, then the percent of occupants from typical max. If Schedule Category is an equipment, then power as a percent of installed capacity.

percent
Percent Of Area Controlled

Percentage of the premises gross floor area that is controlled by this system.

percent
Reset Routine

Times when the HVAC equipment is setback. For example, when the heat is lowered during the heating season, or the cooling setpoint increased during the cooling season.

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Schedule Category

The category this schedule applies to.

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Schedule Day

Day(s) this schedule applies to.

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Schedule Period

The period label for the schedule.

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Schedule Period Begin Day

The day when this schedule period takes effect.

DD
Schedule Period Begin Month

The month when this schedule period takes effect.

MM
Schedule Period End Day

The day when this schedule period ends.

DD
Schedule Period End Month

The month when this schedule period ends.

MM
Sensor Type

Physical property measured by the sensor.

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Setpoint

The single target value for a setpoint that does not include a range.

Unknown
Setpoint High

The highest allowed range in setpoint. If there is no range, then the low and high setpoints are the same.

Unknown
Setpoint Low

The lowest allowed range in setpoint. If there is no range, then the low and high setpoints are the same.

Unknown
Setpoint Setting Condition

Setpoint settings conditions that apply to this setpoint.

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Setpoint Type

Setpoint type that this control systems adheres to.

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Generation and Storage Equipment
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Energy Generation and Storage Component

Component of energy storing, generating, or converting equipment.

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Energy Generation Technology

Technology utilized on the premises to generate non-purchased energy, including renewable energy that is passively collected. This includes energy collected from the environment such as air, water, or ground-source heat pump systems. Technology equipment may exist as facade systems and roofing systems. Technology equipment may also exist on a premises off of a building envelope including on the ground, awnings, or carports as well as underground.

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Energy Storage Technology

Type of energy storage technology

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Installation Status

States the status of installation for a generation and storage equipment.

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