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BuildingSync® is a common schema for energy audit data that can be utilized by different software and databases involved in the energy audit process. It allows data to be more easily aggregated, compared, and exchanged between different databases and software tools.

This streamlines the energy audit process, improving the value of the data, minimizing duplication of effort for subsequent audits, and facilitating achievement of greater energy efficiency.

BuildingSync was developed to address the lack of an industry-standard collection format for energy audit data. Standardizing energy audit data can help energy auditors, software providers, building owners, utilities, and other entities by maximizing the value that can be obtained from each set of data – value obtained through collaboration, comparison, and reuse.

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Latest News
BuildingSync Website
June 30, 2021

BuildingSync launches its new website to help socialize the schema and organize resources for developers, auditors, and practitioners to get started with BuildingSync

Schema Release 2.5.0
September 20, 2023

BuildingSync releases the 2.5.0 version of the schema which includes several enhancements. There is one breaking change associated with this release.

Use Cases
March, 1st 2021

New Use Cases have been added to the selection tool. Included in that is a use case for running a BuildingSync file through an NMECR analysis via the Bsyncr R package.




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