BEDES Online Dictionary

Version 2.2

To use this BEDES online dictionary, you can search for a particular term in the Search box, and you can also filter by selecting from the Category, Application and Sector filter options on the left. The Category filter option allows you to filter by major term category, such as HVAC or Envelope. The Applications filter option allows you to filter BEDES terms that are relevant to that application. (Note that these are not necessarily the native terms used by the application.) The Sector filter allows you to filter by either Residential, Commercial or Multi-family.

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Weather Data Station ID

For an actual weather station, this is the ID assigned by NOAA. For hourly energy simulations, this is the six digit code associated with the hourly weather data, generally found in the name of the weather data file, as well as in the header of the data file.

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Weather Data Type

For hourly energy simulations, the type of data used in the hourly weather data. This information is generally found in the name of the weather data file, as well as in the header of the data file. In the United States, the normal type of data is Typical Meteorological Year (TMY), which represent a year of typical climatic conditions for a location. The data set is composed of 12 months of typical meteorological data concatenated to form a single year with a complete data set for primary measurements. The monthly data sets contain actual meteorological measurements and modeled solar values.

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Weather Metric

Metric related to weather.

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Weather Metric Value

Value for the weather metric.

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Weather Station Category

Describes the type of weather station used to specify the site's weather.

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Weather Station Name

The name of the weather station associated with this premises, which could be used for simulations, weather normalization, anomaly resolution, etc. For simulations, this is usually the name of the weather file, but the name is also in the header of the data file (TMY, IWEC), such as USA_CO_Denver.Intl.AP.

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Contact
Term Term Definition Lists Unit of Measure
Account Status

The status of customer's account or application. Example: the building profile submission process for Portfolio Manager.

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Address Label

Characterization of the address

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Address Line 1

This address represents a complete street address, including street number, street name, prefixes, suffixes, modifiers, and unit number.

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Address Line 2

Information other than a prefix or suffix for the street portion of a postal address.

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Address Number

The numeric identifier for a land parcel, house, building, or other location along a thoroughfare or within a community.

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Address Number Prefix

The portion of the complete address number which precedes the Address Number itself.

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Address Number Suffix

The portion of the complete address number which follows the Address Number itself. In some areas the street number may contain non-numeric characters. This field can also contain extensions and modifiers to the street number, such as "1/2" or "-B". This street number field should not include Prefixes, Direction or Suffixes.

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Address Separator Element

A symbol, word, or phrase used as a separator between components of a complex element or class. The separator is required for intersection addresses and for two number address ranges, and it may be used in constructing a complete address name. Example separator elements are: "and", "at", "@", "&", "-", "/". Can also include prepositional phrases like in "Avenue of the Americas", the Address Separator Element = "of the".

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Authorization

Designated if third party has been granted authorization.

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Authorization Date

Date the authorization was granted.

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City

City

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Company Name

Company name

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Contact ID

Identification number associated with the contact.

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Contact Label

Characterization of the contact.

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Contact Name

Name of the contact when not full name or company name

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Contact Title

The title or position of the contact within their organization.

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Contact URL

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the contact

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Corner Of

A directional word describing a corner formed by the intersection of two thoroughfares. For example "Northwest corner of Scott Street and North Walnut Street, Stillwater, OK" has "Northwest" as the Corner Of. Refer to Cardinal Direction for constrained list.

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Country Name

The name of the country in which the address is located.

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