Common Composite Field Names

The list below represents common terms used in the building energy field and how they can be represented, or mapped, to BEDES terms.

Field BEDES Terms Unit of Measure
Absorption Chiller Capacity Cooling Type = Absorption Chiller
Capacity = [volume]
Unit of Measure = Cooling ton
Cooling ton
Annual Heating AFUE Efficiency Value Efficiency Qualifier = Annual heating
Efficiency Metric Qualifier = AFUE
Efficiency Value = [value]
N/A
Annual Onsite Renewable Electricity Resource Value Interval Frequency = Annual
Resource Boundary = Onsite
Resource Generation = Renewable
Resource = Electricity
Resource Value = [value]
Unit of Measure = kWh
kWh
Annual Photovoltaic Exported Electricity Resource Value Interval Frequency = Annual
Energy Generation Technology = Photovoltaic
Resource Generation = Exported
Resource = Electricity
Resource Value = [value]
Unit of Measure = kWh
kWh
Annual Site Energy Resource Intensity Interval Frequency = Annual
Resource Boundary = Site
Resource = Energy
Resource Intensity = [value]
kBtu/ft2
Annual Source Energy Resource Intensity Interval Frequency = Annual
Resource Boundary = Source
Resource = Energy
Resource Intensity = [value]
kBtu/ft2
Annual Weather Normalized Heating Resource Value Interval Frequency = Annual
Normalization = Weather normalized
End Use = Heating
Resource Value = [value]
Unit of Measure = kBtu
kBtu
Audit Complied Compliance Status Date Action Category = Audit
Compliance Status = Complied
Compliance Status Date = [value]
Date Format = YearMonth
MM-YYYY
Baseline Annual Energy Resource Intensity Temporal Status = Baseline
Interval Frequency = Annual
Resource = Energy
Resource Intensity = [value]
Unit of Measure = kBtu/ft2
kBtu/ft2
Building Footprint Area Premises Level = Building
Floor Area Qualifier = Footprint
Area = [value]
ft2
Chiller Plant Improvements Commissioning Cost Technology Category = Chiller plant improvements
Action Category = Commissioning
Cost = [value]
$
Completed Construction Status Date Construction Status = Completed
Construction Status Date = [value]
Date Format = Year
YYYY
Conditioned Building Volume Conditioning Status = Conditioned
Premises Level = Building
Volume = [value]
ft3
Cooled Gross Area Conditioning Status = Cooled
Floor Area Qualifier = Gross
Area = [value]
ft2
Created Date Date Status = Created
Date = [value]
CCYY-MM-DD
Direct Annual CO2e Emissions Value Emission Boundary = Direct
Interval Frequency = Annual
Emission Gas Type = CO2e
Emissions Value = [value]
Unit of Measure = kgCO2e
kgCO2e
Electricity Demand Rate Charge Value Resource = Electricity
Rate Designation = Demand
Rate Charge Value = [value]
Unit of Measure = $/kW
$/kW
Electricity Demand Tier Maximum Resource = Electricity
Rate Designation = Demand
Tier Maximum = [value]
Unit of Measure = kW
kW
Energy Auditor Credential Contact Label = Energy Auditor
Credential = [value]
n/a
Exterior Shading System Location = Exterior
Shading System = [value]
n/a
Floor Quantity Spatial Unit Type = Floor
Quantity = [value]
N/A
Gross Area Floor Area Qualifier = Gross
Area = [value]
ft2
Gross Floor Area Floor Area Qualifier = Gross
Opaque Surface = Floor
Area = [value]
ft2
Ground Floor Bedroom Quantity Location = Ground floor
Spatial Unit Type = Bedroom
Quantity = [value]
n/a
Heating Capacity HVAC Category = Heating
Capacity = [value]
Unit of Measure = Btu/hr
Btu/hr
Package Estimated Energy Cost Savings Reporting Level = Package
Derivation Method = Estimated
Resource = Energy
Cost Savings = [value]
$
Pre Retrofit Watts Per Lamp Consumption Rate Temporal Status = Pre retrofit
Consumption Rate Type = Watts per lamp
Consumption Rate = [value]
Unit of Measure = W
W
Primary Occupancy Classification Premises Level = Primary
Occupancy Classification = [List Option]
N/A
Thermal Zone Area Spatial Unit Type = Thermal zone
Area = [value]
ft2
Water Meter Quantity Resource = Water
Control Technology = Meter
Quantity = [value]
n/a