Data Dictionary - Version 0.2

Term Description Enumerations
ACAdjusted 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.
  • During the day
  • At night
  • During sleeping and unoccupied hours
  • Seasonal
  • Never-rarely
  • Other
  • Unknown
ASHRAEAuditLevel Energy audit level as defined in ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits.
  • Preliminary Energy-Use Analysis
  • Level 1: Walk-through
  • Level 2: Energy Survey and Analysis
  • Level 3: Detailed Survey and Analysis
AbsorptionHeatSource Source of heating energy for regeneration
  • Steam
  • Solar energy
  • Combustion
  • Waste heat
  • Other
  • Unknown
AbsorptionStages Number of stages in regeneration process
  • Single effect
  • Double effect
  • Other
  • Unknown
AirDeliveryType Method for delivering air for heating and cooling to the zone.
  • Central fan
  • Induction units
  • Low pressure under floor
  • Local fan
  • Other
  • Unknown
AirInfiltrationTest Type of air infiltration test performed on the building
  • Blower door
  • Tracer gas
  • Checklist
  • Other
AirInfiltrationValueUnits Units associated with Air Infiltration Value
  • CFM25
  • CFM50
  • CFM75
  • CFMnatural
  • ACH50
  • ACHnatural
  • Effective Leakage Area
  • Other
AirSideEconomizerType Type of air economizer system associated with a cooling system.
  • Dry bulb temperature
  • Enthalpy
  • Demand controlled ventilation
  • Nonintegrated
  • Other
  • Unknown
AnnualCoolingEfficiencyUnits The measure used to quantify efficiency
  • COP
  • EER
  • SEER
  • kW/ton
  • Other
AnnualHeatingEfficiencyUnit The measure used to quantify efficiency
  • COP
  • AFUE
  • HSPF
  • Other
  • Unknown
AssemblyType - Skylight Skylight assembly type.
  • Curbed Mounted
AssemblyType - Window Window assembly type.
  • Double Hung
AssessmentLevel Value from assessment program, such as LEED "Platinum"
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Emerald
  • Certified
  • Platinum
  • One Star
  • Two Star
  • Three Star
  • Four Star
  • Other
AssessmentProgram Program which issues energy labels, ratings, or sustainability certifications.
  • ENERGY STAR
  • ENERGY STAR Certified Homes
  • LEED
  • Home Energy Upgrade Certificate of Energy Efficiency Performance
  • Home Energy Upgrade Certificate of Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • Passive House
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Green Globes
  • Challenge Home
  • WaterSense
  • Indoor airPLUS
  • NGBS ICC 700
  • CMP Green Value Score
  • RESNET HERS
  • Home Energy Score
  • ASHRAE Building EQ
  • Commercial Building Energy Asset Score
  • Other
  • Unknown
AssetScoreUseType
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • City Hall
  • Community Center
  • Courthouse
  • Education
  • Library
  • Lodging
  • Medical Office
  • Multi-family (4 floors or greater)
  • Multi-family (fewer than 4 floors)
  • Office
  • Parking Garage (Ventilation Only)
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Religious Building
  • Retail
  • Senior Center
  • Warehouse non-refrigerated
AuditExemption Conditions under which the building is exempt from a mandated audit.
  • EPA ENERGY STAR certified
  • LEED certified
  • Simple building
  • Class 1 building
  • Other
  • None
AuditorQualificationType BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Building Operator Certification (BOC)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification
  • Building Performance Institute: Building Analyst (BA)
  • Building Performance Institute: Advanced Home Energy Professional (HEP)
  • Building Performance Institute: Advanced Home Energy Professional - Energy Auditor (HEP-EA)
  • Building Performance Institute: Advanced Home Energy Professional - Quality Control Inspector (HEP-QCI)
  • Building Performance Institute: Advanced Home Energy Professional - Retrofit Installer (HEP-RI)
  • Building Performance Institute: Advanced Home Energy Professional - Crew Leader (HEP-CL)
  • Building Performance Institute: Multifamily Building Analyst
  • Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Certification
  • Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) - Home Partner
  • Registered Architect (RA)
  • Refrigerating System Operating Engineer
  • High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer
  • Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)
  • Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP)
  • Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP)
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Accredited Commissioning Process Authority Professional (CxAP)
  • NYSERDA FlexTech Consultant
  • Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
  • High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
  • Other
  • None
BallastType A ballast is a piece of equipment required to control the starting and operating voltages of electrical gas discharge lights.
  • Electromagnetic
  • Electronic
  • Integrated
  • Core and Coil
  • F-Can
  • Other
  • No Ballast
BasementConditioning Extent of space conditioning in basement.
  • Conditioned
  • Unconditioned
  • Semi conditioned
  • Other
  • Unknown
BeltType Type of belt drive in fan unit
  • Direct drive
  • Standard belt
  • Cogged belt
  • Synchronous belts
  • Other
  • Unknown
BenchmarkTool Benchmarking tools provide a performance ranking based on a peer group of similar buildings.
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Buildings Performance Database Tool
  • EnergyIQ
  • Labs21
  • Fabs21
  • Other
BoilerType General type of boiler used for space or water heating
  • Steam
  • Hot water
  • Other
  • Unknown
BuildingProfileStatus The status of the building profile submission process for Portfolio Manager.
  • Draft
  • Received
  • Under Review
  • On Hold
  • Reviewed and Approved
  • Reviewed and Not Approved
BurnerType Type of burner on boiler or furnace, if applicable.
  • Atmospheric
  • Power
  • Sealed Combustion
  • Rotary Cup
  • Other
  • Unknown
CMUFill The fill condition of hollow unit masonry walls. The definitions correspond to the following conditions: Solid: Where every cell is grouted Empty: Where the cells are partially grouted and the remaining cells are left empty Insulated: Where the cells are partially grouted and the remaining cells are filled with insulating material.
  • Empty
  • Insulated
  • Solid
  • Unknown
  • Not Applicable
CapacityUnits Units used to measure capacity.
  • cfh
  • ft3/min
  • kcf/h
  • MCF/day
  • gpm
  • W
  • kW
  • hp
  • MW
  • Btu/hr
  • cal/h
  • ft-lbf/h
  • ft-lbf/min
  • Btu/s
  • kBtu/hr
  • MMBtu/hr
  • therms/h
  • lbs/h
  • Klbs/h
  • Mlbs/h
  • Cooling ton
  • Other
CaseDoorOrientation Orientation of refrigerated case doors used for display cases at stores, food-service establishments.
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Combination
  • Unknown
CeilingColor Color of a material or component. Can be applied to opaque surfaces, materials, and so forth.
  • White
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Medium dark
  • Dark
  • Other
  • Unknown
CeilingFinish The final material applied to a surface, either interior or exterior. Some structural components don't have an exterior finish, such as unfinished poured concrete.
  • Wood
  • Masonite
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Fiber cement
  • Metal
  • Metal panel
  • Metal panel standing seam
  • Sheet metal
  • EIFS
  • Shingles asphalt
  • Shingles composition
  • Shingles wood
  • Shingles asbestos
  • Shingles slate or tile
  • Shakes wood
  • Carpet
  • Linoleum
  • Asphalt or fiberglass
  • Plastic rubber synthetic sheeting
  • Other
  • Unknown
CeilingFramingMaterial The material used to create the structural integrity in an opaque surface. In many cases the framing material is not continuous across the construction.
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
CeilingInsulationApplication A description of the type of insulation and how it is applied.
  • Loose fill
  • Batt
  • Spray on
  • Rigid
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
CeilingInsulationCondition Assessed condition of installed insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
CeilingInsulationContinuity Insulation installation type.
  • Cavity
  • Continuous
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
ChilledWaterResetControl 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.
  • During the day
  • At night
  • During sleeping and unoccupied hours
  • Seasonal
  • Never-rarely
  • Other
  • Unknown
ChillerCompressorDriver Vehicle for driving the compressor used in a chiller
  • Electric Motor
  • Steam
  • Gas Turbine
  • Other
  • Unknown
ChillerCompressorType Type of compressor in the chiller.
  • Reciprocating
  • Screw
  • Scroll
  • Centrifugal
  • Other
  • Unknown
ChillerType Vehicle for driving the compressor used in a chiller
  • Vapor compression
  • Absorption
  • Other
  • Unknown
ClimateZone - ASHRAE Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • 1A
  • 1B
  • 2A
  • 2B
  • 3A
  • 3B
  • 3C
  • 4A
  • 4B
  • 4C
  • 5A
  • 5B
  • 5C
  • 6A
  • 6B
  • 7
  • 8
ClimateZone - BuildingAmerica Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • Subarctic
  • Marine
  • Hot-dry
  • Mixed-dry
  • Hot-humid
  • Mixed-humid
  • Cold
  • Very cold
ClimateZone - CBECS Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
ClimateZone - CaliforniaTitle24 Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • Climate Zone 1
  • Climate Zone 2
  • Climate Zone 3
  • Climate Zone 4
  • Climate Zone 5
  • Climate Zone 6
  • Climate Zone 7
  • Climate Zone 8
  • Climate Zone 9
  • Climate Zone 10
  • Climate Zone 11
  • Climate Zone 12
  • Climate Zone 13
  • Climate Zone 14
  • Climate Zone 15
  • Climate Zone 16
ClimateZone - DOE Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • Subarctic
  • Marine
  • Hot-dry
  • Mixed-dry
  • Hot-humid
  • Mixed-humid
  • Cold
  • Very cold
ClimateZone - EnergyStar Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • Northern
  • North-Central
  • South-Central
  • Southern
ClimateZone - IECC Based on the Climate Zone Type term, this is the climate zone designation.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4 (Except Marine)
  • 4 (Marine)
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
ClothesWasherClassification The sector where clothes washer is commonly used.
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Unknown
ClothesWasherLoaderType The type of configuration of a laundry appliance. Such as front and top loading clothes washers.
  • Front
  • Top
  • Other
  • Unknown
CodeName The name of an energy efficiency code or standard that is applied to building construction requirements.
  • ASHRAE
  • IECC
  • California Title 24
  • IgCC
  • Other
CompressorStaging The compressor staging for the unit. Select "Single Stage" for units with single stage (on/off) control. Select "Multiple, Discrete Stages" for units with multiple compressors, discrete unloading stages, or compressors with stepped speed motors that are controlled to operate at discrete stages. Select "Variable" for compressors that operate at variable speeds or with modulating unloading.
  • Single stage
  • Multiple discrete stages
  • Variable
  • Modulating
  • Other
  • Unknown
CompressorType Type of compressor in the chiller.
  • Reciprocating
  • Screw
  • Scroll
  • Centrifugal
  • Other
  • Unknown
CondenserFanSpeedOperation The condenser fan control option used by the unit. If the unit has several constant-speed condenser fans that stage on in conjunction with multiple compressors, this should be set to "Stepped Speed."
  • Variable Volume
  • Stepped Speed
  • Constant Volume
  • Other
  • Unknown
ContactEmailAddressLabel The type of email address, to distinguish between multiple instances of Contact Email Address.
  • Personal
  • Work
  • Other
ContactRole Characterization of the contact.
  • Premises
  • Occupant
  • Agency
  • Owner
  • Customer
  • Customer agreement
  • Administrator
  • Qualified Assessor
  • Contributor
  • Property Management Company
  • Operator
  • Energy Auditor
  • Energy Modeler
  • Contractor
  • Implementer
  • Financier
  • Commissioning Agent
  • MV Agent
  • Evaluator
  • Builder
  • Service
  • Billing
  • Architect
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Energy Consultant
  • Service and Product Provider
  • Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • Utility
  • Power plant
  • Electric Distribution Utility (EDU)
  • ESCO
  • Facilitator
  • Finance Specialist
  • Other
ContactTelephoneNumberLabel The type of telephone number, to distinguish between multiple instances of Telephone Number.
  • Days
  • Evenings
  • Cell
  • Other
ControlTechnology Type of system operation control.
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • Manual Analog Thermostat
  • Manual Digital Thermostat
  • Manual On/Off
  • EMCS
  • Always On
  • Timer
  • Other
  • Unknown
ConvectionType Type of convection equipment used for heating and cooling at the zone.
  • Perimeter baseboard
  • Chilled beam
  • Other
  • Unknown
ConveyanceLoadType Type of load that the conveyance system usually transports.
  • People
  • Freight
  • Goods
  • Other
  • Unknown
ConveyanceSystemType Type of vertical or horizontal transportation equipment that moves people or goods between levels, floors, or sections.
  • Escalator
  • Elevator
  • Conveyor Belt
  • Overhead Conveyor
  • Other
  • Unknown
CoolingMedium Medium used to transport cooling energy from a central cooling system to individual zones.
  • Chilled water
  • Refrigerant
  • Air
  • Glycol
  • Other
  • Unknown
CoolingSupplyAirTemperatureControlType Defines the control method for controlling cooling supply air temperature.
  • Fixed
  • Outside Air Reset
  • Scheduled
  • Warmest Reset
  • Other
  • Unknown
CoolingTowerControlType Type of system operation control.
  • Wet Bulb Reset
  • Max Cells
  • Min Cells
  • Other
  • Unknown
CostEffectivenessScreeningMethod Method for calculating cost-effectiveness for measures or project.
  • Simple payback
  • Return on investment
  • Lifecycle cost
  • Net present value
  • Internal rate of return
  • Other
DXSystemType General type of heat pump used for space heating.
  • Split DX air conditioner
  • Packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC)
  • Split heat pump
  • Packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP)
  • Variable refrigerant flow
  • Packaged/unitary direct expansion/RTU
  • Packaged/unitary heat pump
  • Single package vertical air conditioner
  • Single package vertical heat pump
  • Other
  • Unknown
DayType Type of day for which the schedule will be specified
  • All week
  • Weekday
  • Weekend
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Holiday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
DeckType The material used to create the structural integrity in an opaque surface. In many cases the framing material is not continuous across the construction.
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
DefrostingType Type of defrost strategy used for refrigerated cases.
  • Electric
  • Off cycle
  • Hot gas
  • Reverse cycle
  • Water
  • Cool gas
  • None
  • Other
  • Unknown
DehumidificationType Dehumidification type in air-distribution system.
  • Desiccant wheel
  • Liquid desiccant
  • Other
  • Unknown
DiscardReason Reason why the proposed measure was discarded, if appropriate.
  • Long payback
  • Requires permit
  • Other
  • Unknown
DishwasherClassification The sector where dishwasher equipment is commonly used.
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Other
  • Unknown
DishwasherConfiguration A machine designed to clean and sanitize plates, pots, pans, glasses, cups, bowls, utensils, and trays by applying sprays of detergent solution (with or without blasting media granules) and a sanitizing rinse.
  • Counter top
  • Stationary Under Counter
  • Stationary Single Tank Door Type
  • Stationary Pot Pan Utensil
  • Stationary glasswashing
  • Single Tank Conveyor
  • Multiple Tank Conveyor
  • Single Tank Flight Conveyor
  • Multiple Tank Flight Conveyor
  • Other
  • Unknown
DishwasherMachineType They type of dishwasher machine such as being either stationary rack or conveyor.
  • Stationary Rack
  • Conveyor
  • Other
  • Unknown
DistrictHeatingType General type of district heating used for space or water heating
  • Hot water
  • Direct steam
  • Steam to hot water heat exchanger
  • Other
  • Unknown
DoorConfiguration Door configuration of the refrigerator/freezer unit.
  • Side-by-side
  • Top and bottom
  • Walk-in
  • Other
  • Unknown
DoorOperation Non-swinging includes sliding doors and roll-up doors.
  • NonSwinging
  • Swinging
  • Unknown
DraftType Draft mechanism used for drawing air through the boiler or furnace.
  • Natural
  • Mechanical forced
  • Mechanical induced
  • Other
  • Unknown
DryerType
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Unknown
DuctConfiguration Configuration of ducts.
  • Single
  • Dual
  • Three
  • Ductless
  • Other
  • Unknown
DuctInsulationCondition Condition of duct insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Very poor
  • None
  • Unknown
DuctLeakageTestMethod Method used to estimate duct leakage
  • Duct leakage tester
  • Blower door subtract
  • Pressure pan
  • Visual inspection
  • Other
DuctSealing Condition of duct sealing
  • Connections sealed with mastic
  • No observable leaks
  • Some observable leaks
  • Significant leaks
  • Catastrophic leaks
  • Unknown
DuctType Type of duct material.
  • Flex uncategorized
  • Grey flex
  • Mylar flex
  • Duct board
  • Sheet metal
  • Galvanized
  • Flexible
  • Fiberboard
  • No ducting
  • Other
  • Unknown
EconomizerControl Logic used for economizer control.
  • Fixed
  • Differential
  • Other
  • Unknown
EmissionBoundary The boundary that encompasses the measured emissions.
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Net
  • Other
EmissionsFactorSource Data source for emissions factors.
  • US EIA
  • US EPA
  • Utility
  • Other
EmissionsType Category of greenhouse gas or other emission.
  • Co2e
  • Co2
  • CH4
  • N2O
  • Other
EndUse BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • All end uses
  • Total lighting
  • Interior lighting
  • Exterior lighting
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Pump
  • IT equipment
  • Plug in electric vehicle
  • Plug load
  • Process load
  • Conveyance
  • Domestic hot water
  • Refrigeration
  • Cooking
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Pool heating
  • On site generation
EnergyFlowDirection Direction associated with current related time series data.
  • Forward
  • Reverse
  • Unknown
EnergyStorageTechnology A few different forms of energy storage systems exist including: potential, kinetic, chemical and thermal. The critical factors of any storage device are application (type and size), costs, cycle efficiency and longevity.
  • Battery
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Pumped-Storage Hydroelectricity
  • Flywheel
  • Other
  • Unknown
EnvelopeConstructionType BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • Masonry
  • Structural brick
  • Stone
  • Concrete masonry unit
  • Concrete solid
  • Concrete lightweight
  • Concrete panels
  • Concrete poured
  • Concrete load bearing
  • Concrete insulated forms
  • Concrete aerated
  • Steel frame
  • Wood frame
  • Double wood frame
  • Structural insulated panel
  • Log solid wood
  • Straw bale
  • Built up
  • Other
  • Unknown
EnvelopeType
  • Floor U-Value, Mass
  • Roof U-Value, Non-Attic
  • Walls U-Value, Framed
  • Walls + Windows U-Value
  • Window Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
  • Windows U-Value
EvaporativeCoolingType Defines the type of evaporative cooler operation
  • Direct
  • Direct indirect
  • Indirect
  • Other
ExhaustLocation Location of spot exhaust ventilation system.
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen hood
  • Laboratory hood
  • Other
  • Unknown
ExteriorDoorType Type of door construction.
  • Solid wood
  • Hollow wood
  • Uninsulated metal
  • Insulated metal
  • Glass
  • Other
  • Unknown
ExteriorRoughness A description of the roughness of the exposed surface of a material. This property is used to approximate the effect of the surface condition on the convection of air across the surface. In energy simulation models, it is used to help determine the convection coefficients for a surface.
  • Very rough
  • Rough
  • Medium rough
  • Medium smooth
  • Smooth
  • Very smooth
  • Unknown
ExteriorShadingType Any type of overhang or awning on the outside of the building designed to limit solar penetration.
  • Overhang
  • Fin
  • Awning
  • Solar screen
  • Solar film
  • Louver
  • Screen
  • Deciduous foliage
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Neighboring building
  • None
  • Other
  • Unknown
ExteriorWallColor Color of a material or component. Can be applied to opaque surfaces, materials, and so forth.
  • White
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Medium dark
  • Dark
  • Reflective
  • Other
  • Unknown
ExteriorWallFinish The final material applied to a surface, either interior or exterior. Some structural components don't have an exterior finish, such as unfinished poured concrete.
  • Wood
  • Masonite
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Fiber cement
  • Metal
  • Metal panel
  • Metal panel standing seam
  • Sheet metal
  • EIFS
  • Shingles asphalt
  • Shingles composition
  • Shingles wood
  • Shingles asbestos
  • Shingles slate or tile
  • Shakes wood
  • Carpet
  • Linoleum
  • Asphalt or fiberglass
  • Plastic rubber synthetic sheeting
  • Other
  • Unknown
ExternalPowerSupply Designed to convert line voltage ac input into lower voltage ac or dc output, convert to only one output voltage at a time, contained in a separate physical enclosure from the end-use product, and does not have batteries or battery packs that physically attach directly (including those that are removable) to the power supply unit.
  • AC to AC
  • AC to DC
  • Low Voltage
  • No Load
  • Other
  • Unknown
FacilityClassification Specify the type of facility.
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Mixed use commercial
  • Other
FanApplication Application of fan (supply, return, or exhaust)
  • Supply
  • Return
  • Exhaust
  • Other
  • Unknown
FanCoilType
  • Mini-split
  • Multi-split
  • Terminal reheat
  • Fan coil 2 pipe
  • Fan coil 4 pipe
  • VRF terminal units
  • Other
  • Unknown
FanControlType Type of air flow control.
  • Variable Volume
  • Stepped
  • Constant Volume
  • Other
  • Unknown
FanPlacement Placement of fan relative to the air stream.
  • Series
  • Parallel
  • Draw Through
  • Blow Through
  • Other
  • Unknown
FanType Method of generating air flow.
  • Axial
  • Centrifugal
  • Other
  • Unknown
FenestrationFrameMaterial The construction and material used in the frame of the fenestration product. Some frames are made of combinations of materials. This characterization also include whether an aluminum frame has a thermal break as part of the construction
  • Aluminum uncategorized
  • Aluminum no thermal break
  • Aluminum thermal break
  • Clad
  • Composite
  • Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Other
  • Unknown
FenestrationGasFill For a sealed glazing system (commonly called an Insulated Glass Unit (IGU), the gas that is found between the panes of glass.
  • Argon
  • Krypton
  • Other Insulating Gas
  • Air
  • Other
  • Unknown
FenestrationGlassLayers A description of the number of layers of glass in a fenestration glazing system.
  • Single pane
  • Double pane
  • Triple pane
  • Single paned with storm panel
  • Unknown
FloorAreaType Floor area can be defined and described in many different ways for different purposes. This type field allows multiple types of floor area definitions to exist in the same dataset.
  • Gross
  • Net
  • Finished
  • Footprint
  • Rentable
  • Occupied
  • Lighted
  • Daylit
  • Heated
  • Cooled
  • Conditioned
  • Unconditioned
  • Semi-conditioned
  • Heated and Cooled
  • Heated only
  • Cooled only
  • Ventilated
  • Enclosed
  • Non-Enclosed
  • Open
  • Lot
  • Custom
FloorCovering Material covering the slab or floor over unconditioned space.
  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Vinyl
  • Linoleum
  • Other
  • Unknown
FloorInsulationCondition General physical condition of floor insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
FluorescentStartType Start technology used with fluorescent ballasts
  • Instant start
  • Rapid start
  • Programmed start
  • Other
  • Unknown
FootprintShape General shape of subsection or building footprint as defined in the BuildingSync Geometry Reference Sheet.
  • Rectangular
  • L-Shape
  • U-Shape
  • H-Shape
  • T-Shape
  • O-Shape
  • Other
  • Unknown
FoundationWallInsulationCondition Assessed condition of installed insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
FoundationWallInsulationContinuity Insulation installation type.
  • Cavity
  • Continuous
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
FrequencyOfMaintenance Frequency of maintenance on the premises or equipment.
  • As needed
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Bi-weekly
  • Monthly
  • Semi-quarterly
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-annually
  • Annually
  • Unknown
FuelInterruptibility This refers to the practice of supplementing fuel (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil.) by other means when there are interruptions in supply from the utility.
  • Interruptible
  • Firm
  • Other
  • Unknown
FuelTypes BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • Electricity
  • Natural gas
  • Fuel oil
  • Fuel oil no 1
  • Fuel oil no 2
  • Fuel oil no 4
  • Fuel oil no 5 and no 6
  • District steam
  • District hot water
  • District chilled water
  • Propane
  • Liquid propane
  • Kerosene
  • Diesel
  • Coal
  • Coal anthracite
  • Coal bituminous
  • Coke
  • Wood
  • Wood pellets
  • Hydropower
  • Biofuel
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Hydrothermal
  • Dry steam
  • Flash steam
  • Ethanol
  • Biodiesel
  • Waste heat
  • Other
  • Unknown
FurnaceType General type of furnace used for space heating.
  • Warm air
  • Fireplace
  • Heating stove
  • Built-in heater
  • Individual space heater
  • Other
  • Unknown
GlassType Type of glass used in this fenestration group.
  • Clear uncoated
  • Low e
  • Tinted
  • Tinted plus low e
  • Reflective
  • Reflective on tint
  • High performance tint
  • Sunbelt low E low SHGC
  • Suspended film
  • Plastic
  • Other
  • Unknown
GroundSourceType
  • Open loop ground water
  • Closed loop ground source
  • Other
  • Unknown
HVACPipeConfiguration Number of pipes for distributing steam, refrigerant, or water to individual zones.
  • 1 pipe
  • 2 pipe
  • 3 pipe
  • 4 pipe
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatLowered 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.
  • During the day
  • At night
  • During sleeping and unoccupied hours
  • Never / rarely
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatPumpType General type of heat pump used for space heating.
  • Split
  • Packaged Terminal
  • Packaged Unitary
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatRecoveryType Type of heat recovery between two systems.
  • Run around coil
  • Thermal wheel
  • Heat pipe
  • Water to air heat exchanger
  • Water to water heat exchanger
  • Air to air heat exchanger
  • Earth to air heat exchanger
  • Earth to water heat exchanger
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatingMedium Medium used to transport heat from a central heating system to individual zones.
  • Hot water
  • Steam
  • Refrigerant
  • Air
  • Glycol
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatingStaging The method of heating staging used by the unit. Select "Single Stage" for units with single stage (on/off) control. Select "Multiple, Discrete Stages" for units with multiple discrete stages (low-fire / high-fire). Select "Modulating" for units which contain modulating burners.
  • Single stage
  • Multiple discrete stages
  • Variable
  • Modulating
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeatingSupplyAirTemperatureControl Defines the control method for heating supply air temperature.
  • Coldest Reset
  • Fixed
  • Outside Air Reset
  • Scheduled
  • Staged Setpoint
  • Other
  • Unknown
HeightDistribution Uniformity of building height.
  • Multiple Heights
  • Uniform Height
HorizontalSurroundings Attachments to the outermost horizontal surfaces of the premises.
  • No abutments
  • Attached from Above
  • Attached from Below
  • Attached from Above and Below
  • Unknown
HotWaterDistributionType Manner in which hot water is distributed.
  • Looped
  • Distributed
  • Point-of-use
  • Other
  • Unknown
HotWaterResetControl 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.
  • During the day
  • At night
  • During sleeping and unoccupied hours
  • Seasonal
  • Never-rarely
  • Other
  • Unknown
HumidificationType Humidification type in air-distribution system.
  • Steam
  • Water Spray
  • Other
  • Unknown
ITSystemType Type of critical information technology (IT) system, including data centers, network, and security systems.
  • Building Automation System
  • Server
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Telephoning
  • UPS
  • Other
  • Unknown
IdentifierLabel Identifier used in a specific program or dataset. There can be multiple instances of Identifier Types within a dataset, such as a Listing ID, a Tax Map Number ID, and a Custom ID.
  • Premises
  • Listing
  • Name
  • Portfolio Manager Property ID
  • Portfolio Manager Standard
  • Federal real property
  • Tax book number
  • Tax map number
  • Assessor parcel number
  • Tax parcel letter
  • Custom
  • Other
IgnitionType Ignition mechanism in gas heating equipment. Either pilot light or an intermittent ignition device (IID)
  • Intermittent ignition device
  • Pilot light
  • Other
  • Unknown
ImplementationStatus Implementation status of measure.
  • Proposed
  • Evaluated
  • Selected
  • Initiated
  • Discarded
  • In Progress
  • Completed
  • MV
  • Verified
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Other
  • Unknown
InputVoltage Voltage rating for this lighting system.
  • 120
  • 208
  • 240
  • 277
  • 347
  • 480
  • 120/277 (dual)
  • 120-277 (universal)
  • 347-480 (high voltage)
  • Other
  • Unknown
InstallationType Installation of lamp relative to mounting surface
  • Plug-in
  • Recessed
  • Surface
  • Suspended
  • Other
  • Unknown
InsulationMaterialType BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • Fiberglass
  • Cellulose
  • EPS
  • XPS
  • Rock wool
  • Insulsafe
  • Recycled cotton
  • ISOCY
  • Icynene
  • Closed cell
  • Vermiculite
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
Integration Level of integration with primary heating and cooling sources and delivery systems.
  • Integrated with central air distribution
  • Integrated with local air distribution
  • Stand-alone
  • Other
  • Unknown
InteriorShadingType Type of interior shading.
  • Blind
  • Curtain
  • Shade
  • None
  • Other
  • Unknown
IntervalFrequency Indicates frequency of data that's available for a given variable. Data that's available can range from 10 minute interval to annual. This interval frequency can be applied to resource or other time series data like weather.
  • 1 minute
  • 10 minute
  • 15 minute
  • 30 minute
  • Hour
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Annual
  • Quarter
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - CompactFluorescent Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • 2D
  • A-series
  • Circline
  • Spiral
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - Halogen Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • A-shape
  • BR30
  • BR40
  • MR11
  • MR16
  • MR8
  • PAR20
  • PAR30
  • PAR38
  • Pin Base
  • R20
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - HighIntensityDischarge Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • Sodium Vapor High Pressure
  • Sodium Vapor Low Pressure
  • Metal Halide
  • Mercury Vapor
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - Incandescent Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • A19
  • A21
  • G16C
  • G25M
  • G40M
  • MR16
  • PAR16
  • PAR20
  • PAR30
  • PAR38
  • PS-Series
  • R20
  • R30
  • R40
  • TC
  • TM
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - LinearFluorescent Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • Super T8
  • T12
  • T5
  • T5HO
  • T8
  • T12U
  • T8U
  • Other
  • Unknown
LampLabel - SolidStateLighting Specific lamp subtype used in the luminaire
  • LED
  • Other
LampLength Length of fluorescent lamps.
  • 2 ft
  • 4 ft
  • Other
  • Unknown
LightingControlTypeDaylighting Type of daylighting controls used to manage lighting.
  • Continuous
  • Continuous Plus Off
  • Stepped Dimming
  • Stepped Switching
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
LightingControlTypeManual Type of manual controls used to manage lighting.
  • Manual On/Off
  • Manual Dimming
  • Bi-level Control
  • Tri-level Control
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
LightingControlTypeOccupancy Type of occupancy controls used to manage lighting.
  • Occupancy Sensors
  • Vacancy Sensors
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
LightingControlTypeTimer Type of timer controls used to manage lighting.
  • Astronomical
  • Chronological
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
LightingDirection Directional characteristics of lighting fixtures.
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Direct-Indirect
  • Spotlight
  • Floodlighting
  • Omnidirectional
  • Other
  • Unknown
Location Location of system.
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Closet
  • Garage
  • Attic
  • Other
  • Unknown
LocationsOfExteriorWaterIntrusionDamage Location of observed moisture problems on the outside of the building
  • Roof
  • Interior ceiling
  • Foundation
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Walls
  • Around windows
  • Other
LocationsOfInteriorWaterIntrusionDamage Location of observed moisture problems on the inside of the building
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Basement
  • Other
MVOption Recommended approach for verification of energy savings for this measure, based on IPMVP
  • Option A: Retrofit Isolation With Partial Measurement
  • Option B: Retrofit Isolation With Full Measurement
  • Option C: Whole Building Measurement
  • Option D: Calibrated Simulation
  • Combination
  • Other
MeasureScaleOfApplication Scale at which the measure is applied, such as an individual system, multiple systems, or entire facility
  • Individual system
  • Multiple systems
  • Individual premise
  • Multiple premises
  • Entire facility
  • Entire site
MetalHalideStartType Start technology used with metal halide ballasts
  • Probe start
  • Pulse start
  • Other
  • Unknown
MeteringConfiguration The structure of how the various meters are arranged
  • Direct metering
  • Master meter without sub metering
  • Master meter with sub metering
  • Other
  • Unknown
MotorApplication Type of system served by the motor.
  • Fan
  • Pump
  • Conveyance
  • Plug Load
  • Process Load
  • Compressor
  • Other
  • Unknown
MotorEnclosureType Defines if the motor is open or enclosed
  • Open
  • Enclosed
  • Other
  • Unknown
NaturalVentilationMethod Strategy for introducing natural ventilation.
  • Air changes per hour
  • Flow per area
  • Flow per person
  • Flow per zone
  • Wind and stack open area
  • Other
  • Unknown
Normalization Normalization criteria to shift or scaled the measurement, where the intention is that these normalized values allow the comparison of corresponding normalized values for different datasets.
  • National Median
  • Regional Median
  • Adjusted to specific year
  • Weather normalized
  • Other
OccupancyClassification Classification of the space (complex, whole building, or subsection) tasks by building occupants.
  • Manufactured home
  • Single family
  • Multifamily
  • Multifamily with commercial
  • Multifamily individual unit
  • Residential
  • Health care-Pharmacy
  • Health care-Skilled nursing facility
  • Health care-Residential treatment center
  • Health care-Inpatient hospital
  • Health care-Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Health care-Diagnostic center
  • Health care-Outpatient non-diagnostic
  • Health care-Outpatient surgical
  • Health care-Veterinary
  • Health care-Morgue or mortuary
  • Health care
  • Gas station
  • Convenience store
  • Food sales-Grocery store
  • Food sales
  • Laboratory-Testing
  • Laboratory-Medical
  • Laboratory
  • Vivarium
  • Office
  • Bank
  • Courthouse
  • Public safety station
  • Public safety-Detention center
  • Public safety-Correctional facility
  • Public safety
  • Warehouse-Refrigerated
  • Warehouse-Unrefrigerated
  • Warehouse-Self-storage
  • Warehouse
  • Assembly-Religious
  • Assembly-Cultural entertainment
  • Assembly-Social entertainment
  • Assembly-Arcade or casino without lodging
  • Assembly-Convention center
  • Assembly-Stadium
  • Assembly-Public
  • Recreation-Pool
  • Recreation-Fitness center
  • Recreation-Ice rink
  • Recreation-Indoor sport
  • Recreation
  • Education-Higher
  • Education-Secondary
  • Education-Primary
  • Education-Preschool or daycare
  • Education
  • Food service-Fast
  • Food service-Full
  • Food service-Limited
  • Food service-Institutional
  • Food service
  • Lodging-Institutional
  • Lodging with extended amenities
  • Lodging with limited amenities
  • Lodging
  • Retail-Mall
  • Retail-Strip mall
  • Retail-Enclosed mall
  • Retail-Dry goods retail
  • Retail-Hypermarket
  • Retail
  • Service-Postal
  • Service-Repair
  • Service-Laundry or dry cleaning
  • Service-Studio
  • Service-Beauty and health
  • Service-Production and assembly
  • Service
  • Transportation terminal
  • Central Plant
  • Water treatment-Wastewater
  • Water treatment-Drinking water and distribution
  • Water treatment
  • Energy generation plant
  • Industrial manufacturing plant
  • Utility
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural estate
  • Mixed-use commercial
  • Parking
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Dining area
  • Living area
  • Sleeping area
  • Laundry area
  • Lodging area
  • Dressing area
  • Restroom
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Day room
  • Sport play area
  • Stage
  • Spectator area
  • Office work area
  • Non-office work area
  • Common area
  • Reception area
  • Waiting area
  • Transportation waiting area
  • Lobby
  • Conference room
  • Computer lab
  • Data center
  • Printing room
  • Media center
  • Telephone data entry
  • Darkroom
  • Courtroom
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerated storage
  • Bar
  • Dance floor
  • Security room
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Mechanical room
  • Chemical storage room
  • Non-chemical storage room
  • Janitorial closet
  • Vault
  • Corridor
  • Deck
  • Courtyard
  • Atrium
  • Other
  • Unknown
OccupantQuantityType Type of quantitative measure for capturing occupant information about the premises. The value is captured by the Occupant Quantity term.
  • Peak total occupants
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Average residents
  • Workers on main shift
  • Full-time equivalent workers
  • Average daily salaried labor hours
  • Registered students
  • Staffed beds
  • Licensed beds
  • Capacity
  • Capacity percentage
OccupantType Type of occupants who are permanently resident in a premises.
  • Family household
  • Married couple, no children
  • Male householder, no spouse
  • Female householder, no spouse
  • Cooperative household
  • Nonfamily household
  • Single male
  • Single female
  • Student community
  • Military community
  • Independent seniors community
  • Special accessibility needs community
  • Government subsidized community
  • Therapeutic community
  • No specific occupant type
  • For-profit organization
  • Religious organization
  • Non-profit organization
  • Government organization
  • Federal government
  • State government
  • Local government
  • Property
  • Animals
  • Other
  • Vacant
  • Unknown
OccupantsActivityLevel The activity level that drives the amount of internal gains due to occupants. "Low" corresponds to typical office/retail work (Sensible load 250 Btu/hr, Latent load 200 Btu/hr), "High" corresponds to heavier factory work or gymnasiums (Sensible load 580 Btu/hr, Latent load 870 Btu/hr)
  • Low
  • High
  • Unknown
OperatorType Entity responsible for the operation of the facility.
  • Owner
  • Occupant
  • Property management company
  • Other corporation/partnership/LLC
  • Religious organization
  • Other non-profit organization
  • Privately-owned school
  • Individual owner
  • Other non-government owner
  • Government
  • Federal government
  • State government
  • Local government
  • Other
  • Unknown
OtherEnergyGenerationTechnology 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.
  • Standby generator
  • Turbine
  • Microturbine
  • Fuel cell
  • Gasification
  • Binary Cycle
  • Anaerobic biodigester
  • Hydrokinetic
  • Solar parabolic trough
  • Solar power tower
  • Other
  • Unknown
Ownership The type of organization, association, business, etc. that owns the premises
  • Property management company
  • Corporation/partnership/LLC
  • Religious organization
  • Individual
  • Franchise
  • Other non-government
  • Government
  • Federal government
  • State government
  • Local government
  • Other
  • Unknown
OwnershipStatus Ownership status of the premises with respect to the occupant
  • Owned
  • Mortgaged
  • Leased
  • Rented
  • Occupied without payment of rent
  • Other
  • Unknown
Phase Phase information associated with electricity readings
  • Phase AN
  • Phase A
  • Phase AB
  • Phase BN
  • Phase B
  • Phase CN
  • Phase C
  • Phase ABC
  • Phase BC
  • Phase CA
  • Phase S1
  • Phase S2
  • Phase S1S2
  • Phase S1N
  • Phase S2N
  • Phase S1S2N
  • Other
  • Unknown
PhotovoltaicSystemLocation Location where PV system is mounted.
  • Roof
  • On grade
  • Building integrated
  • Other
  • Unknown
PlugLoadType General category of plug load, including non-critical IT systems, task lighting, and other small electronic loads.
  • Personal Computer
  • Task Lighting
  • Printing
  • Cash Register
  • Audio
  • Display
  • Set Top Box
  • Business Equipment
  • Other
  • Unknown
PlumbingPenetrationSealing Type of plumbing penetration sealing.
  • Flashing
  • Fitting
  • Other
  • Unknown
PoolSizeCategory Classification of the pool size.
  • Olympic
  • Recreational
  • Short Course
  • Other
  • Unknown
PoolType General category of the pool.
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Other
  • Unknown
PrimaryHVACControlStrategy Primary HVAC equipment control strategy.
  • Pneumatic
  • Electric
  • Other
  • Unknown
Priority Order of precedence relative to other applicable systems. Enter Primary if this is the only system.
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary
  • Back-up
  • Other
ProcessLoadType Type of gas or electric equipment not categorized elsewhere.
  • Medical Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Machinery
  • Air Compressor
  • Fume Hood
  • Appliance
  • Gaming/Hobby/Leisure
  • Infrastructure
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Other
  • Unknown
PumpApplication Type of system served by the pump.
  • Boiler
  • Chilled Water
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Condenser
  • Cooling Tower
  • Ground Loop
  • Pool
  • Recirculation
  • Process Hot Water
  • Process Cold Water
  • Potable Cold Water
  • Refrigerant
  • Air
  • Other
  • Unknown
PumpControlType Type of pump speed control
  • Constant Volume
  • Variable Volume
  • VFD
  • Multi-Speed
  • Other
  • Unknown
PumpOperation Defines how pump operation is controlled.
  • On Demand
  • Standby
  • Schedule
  • Other
  • Unknown
PumpingConfiguration Primary, secondary, or tertiary pump.
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary
  • Backup
  • Other
  • Unknown
RadiantType
  • Radiator
  • Radiant floor or ceiling
  • Other
  • Unknown
RankType BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • Fair
  • Good
  • Superior
RateStructureSector Sector to which the rate structure is applicable.
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Other
ReadingType Type of data recorded by the meter or other source.
  • Point
  • Median
  • Average
  • Total
  • Peak
  • Minimum
  • Unknown
RecirculationControlType Type of control for recirculation loop
  • Continuous
  • Temperature
  • Timer
  • Demand
  • Other
  • Unknown
ReflectorType Type of reflector used to distribute light to the space.
  • Specular Reflector
  • Prismatic Reflector
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
Refrigerant The type of refrigerant used in the system.
  • R134a
  • R123
  • R22
  • R290
  • R401a
  • R404a
  • R407a
  • R407c
  • R408a
  • R409a
  • R410a
  • R500
  • R502
  • R600a
  • R744
  • R717
  • R718
  • Other
  • Unknown
RefrigerationCompressorType Type of compressor in the refrigeration system.
  • Reciprocating
  • Screw
  • Scroll
  • Centrifugal
  • Other
  • Unknown
RefrigerationUnitType Refrigeration equipment includes a refrigerator or freezer used for storing food products at specified temperatures, with the condensing unit and compressor built into the cabinet, and designed for use by commercial or institutional premises, other than laboratory settings. These units may be vertical or chest configurations and may contain a worktop surface.
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Combination
  • Other
  • Unknown
ReheatControlMethod The air/temperature control strategy for VAV systems with reheat boxes.
  • Dual Maximum
  • Single Maximum
  • Other
  • Unknown
ReheatSource Energy source used to provide reheat energy at a terminal unit.
  • Heating plant
  • Local electric resistance
  • Local gas
  • Other
  • Unknown
ResourceBoundary The boundary that encompasses the measured resource.
  • Site
  • Source
  • Onsite
  • Offsite
  • Net
  • Gross
  • Other
ResourceUnits Units for resource consumption or generation
  • Cubic Meters
  • kcf
  • MCF
  • Gallons
  • Wh
  • kWh
  • MWh
  • Btu
  • kBtu
  • MMBtu
  • therms
  • lbs
  • Klbs
  • Mlbs
  • Mass ton
  • Ton-hour
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
RoofColor Color of a material or component. Can be applied to opaque surfaces, materials, and so forth.
  • White
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Medium dark
  • Dark
  • Reflective
  • Other
  • Unknown
RoofFinish The final material applied to a surface, either interior or exterior. Some structural components don't have an exterior finish, such as unfinished poured concrete.
  • Wood
  • Masonite
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Fiber cement
  • Metal
  • Metal panel
  • Metal panel standing seam
  • Sheet metal
  • EIFS
  • Shingles asphalt
  • Shingles composition
  • Shingles wood
  • Shingles asbestos
  • Shingles slate or tile
  • Shakes wood
  • Carpet
  • Linoleum
  • Asphalt or fiberglass
  • Plastic rubber synthetic sheeting
  • Other
  • Unknown
RoofFramingMaterial The material used to create the structural integrity in an opaque surface. In many cases the framing material is not continuous across the construction.
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
RoofInsulationApplication A description of the type of insulation and how it is applied.
  • Loose fill
  • Batt
  • Spray on
  • Rigid
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
RoofInsulationCondition Assessed condition of installed insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
RoofInsulationContinuity Insulation installation type.
  • Cavity
  • Continuous
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
RoofSlope A descriptive value for tilt, when an exact numeric angle is not known.
  • Flat
  • Sloped
  • Greater than 2 to 12
  • Less than 2 to 12
  • Other
  • Unknown
ScheduleCategory Type of schedule (such as occupancy, lighting, heating, etc.) that will be specified
  • Business
  • Occupied
  • Unoccupied
  • Sleeping
  • Public access
  • Setback
  • Operating
  • HVAC equipment
  • Cooling equipment
  • Heating equipment
  • Lighting
  • Cooking equipment
  • Miscellaneous equipment
  • On-peak
  • Off-peak
  • Super off-peak
  • Other
SharedResourceSystem Situation that applies if a resource is shared with multiple premises, such as shared chilled water among buildings.
  • Multiple buildings on a single lot
  • Multiple buildings on multiple lots
  • Not shared
  • Other
  • Unknown
SideNumber Alphanumeric designation of the side of a subsection as defined in the BuildingSync Geometry Reference Sheet.
  • A1
  • A2
  • A3
  • B1
  • B2
  • B3
  • C1
  • C2
  • C3
  • D1
  • D2
  • D3
  • AO1
  • BO1
SkylightLayout Zones daylit by skylights.
  • All Zones
  • Core Only
  • Other
  • Unknown
SkylightWindowTreatments Type of film or shading applied to skylight.
  • Solar film
  • Solar screen
  • Shade
  • None
  • Unknown
SlabHeating The classifications for floors in contact with the ground.
  • Heated
  • Unheated
  • Other
  • Unknown
SlabInsulationCondition Assessed condition of installed insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
SlabInsulationOrientation The location and extent of slab-on-grade floor insulation
  • 12 in Horizontal
  • 12 in Vertical
  • 24 in Horizontal
  • 24 in Vertical
  • 36 in Horizontal
  • 36 in Vertical
  • 48 in Horizontal
  • 48 in Vertical
  • Fully Insulated Slab
  • None
  • Unknown
SolarThermalSystemCollectorLoopType Heat transfer medium and controls used for the solar collector loop.
  • Air direct
  • Air indirect
  • Liquid direct
  • Liquid indirect
  • Passive thermosyphon
  • Other
  • Unknown
SolarThermalSystemCollectorType Type of solar energy collector used in a solar hot water or space heating system.
  • Single glazing black
  • Single glazing selective
  • Double glazing black
  • Double glazing selective
  • Evacuated tube
  • Integrated collector storage
  • Other
  • Unknown
SolarThermalSystemType Basic function of solar thermal system
  • Hot water
  • Hot water and space heating
  • Space heating
  • Hybrid system
  • Other
  • Unknown
Source
  • Default
  • Estimate
  • Government record
  • Agent
  • Assessor
  • Auditor
  • Product specification
  • Building Component Library
  • Utility transfer
  • Energy Management System
  • Drawings
  • Direct measurement
  • Design files
  • Simulation
  • ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  • US EPA
  • US EIA
  • Target Finder
  • Arch2030
  • ASHRAE
  • Utility
  • Other
SpatialUnitType Unit type within the premises.
  • Lots
  • Parking spaces
  • Apartment units
  • Businesses
  • Guest rooms
  • Stations
  • Buildings
  • Areas
  • Thermal Zones
  • Floors
  • Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Other
  • Unknown
SpecialRoofClassification Additional classifications for the roof construction.
  • Cool roof
  • Green roof
  • Other
State BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
  • AA
  • AE
  • AL
  • AK
  • AP
  • AS
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FM
  • FL
  • GA
  • GU
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MH
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • NC
  • ND
  • MP
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PW
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • VI
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV
  • WI
  • WY
Status Defines whether a system is currently present in the building, or if it is a proposed alternative or past system.
  • Existing
  • Proposed
  • Past
  • Reference
  • Other
StreetDirPrefix The direction indicator that precedes the street name.
  • North
  • Northeast
  • East
  • Southeast
  • South
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Northwest
StreetDirSuffix The direction indicator that follows a street address.
  • North
  • Northeast
  • East
  • Southeast
  • South
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Northwest
StreetSuffix The suffix portion of a street address.
  • Alley
  • Annex
  • Arcade
  • Avenue
  • Bayou
  • Beach
  • Bend
  • Bluff
  • Bluffs
  • Bottom
  • Boulevard
  • Branch
  • Bridge
  • Brook
  • Brooks
  • Burg
  • Burgs
  • Bypass
  • Camp
  • Canyon
  • Cape
  • Causeway
  • Center
  • Centers
  • Circle
  • Circles
  • Cliff
  • Club
  • Common
  • Commons
  • Corner
  • Corners
  • Course
  • Court
  • Courts
  • Cove
  • Coves
  • Creek
  • Crescent
  • Crest
  • Crossing
  • Crossroad
  • Crossroads
  • Curve
  • Dale
  • Dam
  • Divide
  • Drive
  • Drives
  • Estate
  • Estates
  • Expressway
  • Extension
  • Extensions
  • Fall
  • Falls
  • Ferry
  • Field
  • Fields
  • Flat
  • Flats
  • Ford
  • Fords
  • Forest
  • Forge
  • Forges
  • Fork
  • Forks
  • Fort
  • Freeway
  • Garden
  • Gardens
  • Gateway
  • Glen
  • Glens
  • Green
  • Greens
  • Grove
  • Groves
  • Harbor
  • Harbors
  • Haven
  • Heights
  • Highway
  • Hill
  • Hills
  • Hollow
  • Inlet
  • Island
  • Islands
  • Isle
  • Junction
  • Junctions
  • Key
  • Keys
  • Knoll
  • Knolls
  • Lake
  • Lakes
  • Land
  • Landing
  • Lane
  • Light
  • Lights
  • Loaf
  • Lock
  • Locks
  • Lodge
  • Loop
  • Mall
  • Manor
  • Manors
  • Meadow
  • Meadows
  • Mews
  • Mill
  • Mills
  • Mission
  • Motorway
  • Mount
  • Mountain
  • Mountains
  • Neck
  • Orchard
  • Oval
  • Overpass
  • Park
  • Parks
  • Parkway
  • Parkways
  • Pass
  • Passage
  • Path
  • Pike
  • Pine
  • Pines
  • Place
  • Plain
  • Plains
  • Plaza
  • Point
  • Points
  • Port
  • Ports
  • Prairie
  • Radial
  • Ramp
  • Ranch
  • Rapid
  • Rapids
  • Rest
  • Ridge
  • Ridges
  • River
  • Road
  • Roads
  • Route
  • Row
  • Rue
  • Run
  • Shoal
  • Shoals
  • Shore
  • Shores
  • Skyway
  • Spring
  • Springs
  • Spur
  • Spurs
  • Square
  • Squares
  • Station
  • Stravenue
  • Stream
  • Street
  • Streets
  • Summit
  • Terrace
  • Throughway
  • Trace
  • Track
  • Trafficway
  • Trail
  • Trailer
  • Tunnel
  • Turnpike
  • Underpass
  • Union
  • Unions
  • Valley
  • Valleys
  • Viaduct
  • View
  • Views
  • Village
  • Villages
  • Ville
  • Vista
  • Walk
  • Walks
  • Wall
  • Way
  • Ways
  • Well
  • Wells
SubaddressType The type of subaddress to which the associated Subaddress Identifier applies.
  • Apartment
  • Basement
  • Berth
  • Block
  • Building
  • Corridor
  • Cubicle
  • Department
  • Floor
  • Front
  • Hanger
  • Key
  • Lobby
  • Lot
  • Lower
  • Office
  • Penthouse
  • Pier
  • PO Box
  • Rear
  • Room
  • Seat
  • Side
  • Slip
  • Space
  • Stop
  • Suite
  • Terminal
  • Tower
  • Trailer
  • Unit
  • Upper
  • Wing
SystemCategoryAffected Category of building system(s) affected by the measure. In some cases a single measure may include multiple components affecting multiple systems.
  • Air Distribution
  • Heating System
  • Cooling System
  • Other HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Cooking
  • Refrigeration
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Pump
  • Fan
  • Motor
  • Heat Recovery
  • Wall
  • Roof
  • Ceiling
  • Fenestration
  • Foundation
  • General Controls and Operations
  • Critical IT System
  • Plug Load
  • Process Load
  • Conveyance
  • On-Site Storage, Transmission, Generation
  • Pool
  • Water Use
  • Other
SystemsType
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Interior Lighting
  • Overall HVAC Systems
TelephoneNumber BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
TemporalStatus Temporal characteristic of this measurement.
  • Pre retrofit
  • Post retrofit
  • Baseline
  • Current
  • Target
  • Design Target
  • Last billing period
  • Additional to last billing period
  • Current billing period
  • Billed to date
  • Current day
  • Current day last year
  • Previous day
  • Previous day last year
  • Other
TerminalUnit Type of terminal unit serving each zone of a central air distribution system.
  • CAV terminal box with reheat
  • VAV terminal box fan powered no reheat
  • VAV terminal box fan powered with reheat
  • VAV terminal box not fan powered no reheat
  • VAV terminal box not fan powered with reheat
  • Automatically controlled register
  • Manually controlled register
  • Uncontrolled register
  • Other
  • Unknown
ThermalMedium Type of material used in thermal energy storage technology.
  • Air
  • Ice
  • Pool water
  • Domestic water
  • Molten salt
  • Sand
  • Rock
  • Chemical oxides
  • Other
  • Unknown
ThermalZoneLayout Type of zoning used for space conditioning
  • Perimeter
  • Perimeter and core
  • Single zone
  • Other
  • Unknown
ThirdPartyCertification Independent organization has verified that product or appliance meets or exceeds the standard in question (ENERGY STAR, CEE, or other).
  • ENERGY STAR
  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient
  • FEMP Designated
  • CEE Tier 1
  • CEE Tier 2
  • CEE Tier 3
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
TierDirection Whether the rates increase or decrease as energy use increases.
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Other
Tightness Description of the infiltration characteristics for an opaque surface, fenestration unit, a thermal zone.
  • Very Tight
  • Tight
  • Average
  • Leaky
  • Very Leaky
  • Unknown
TightnessFitCondition Indicator of expected air leakage through fenestration
  • Tight
  • Average
  • Loose
  • Unknown
TimeSeriesReadingQuantity Type of energy, water, power, weather metric included in the time series
  • Currency
  • Current
  • Current Angle
  • Demand
  • Frequency
  • Power
  • Power Factor
  • Energy
  • Voltage
  • Voltage Angle
  • Distortion Power Factor
  • Volumetric Flow
  • Humidity ratio
  • Relative humidity
  • Diffuse Horizontal Radiation
  • Direct Normal Radiation
  • Global Horizontal Radiation
  • Dry Bulb Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature
  • Wind Speed
  • Other
TypeOfCookingEquipment Short description of the type and purpose of cooking equipment
  • Hot top range
  • Open burner range
  • Wok range
  • Braising pan
  • Underfired broiler
  • Overfired broiler
  • Conveyor broiler
  • Salamander broiler
  • Broiler
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Standard fryer
  • Large vat fryer
  • Split vat fryer
  • Convection oven
  • Combination oven
  • Standard oven
  • Conveyor oven
  • Slow cook-and-hold oven
  • Deck oven
  • Mini-Rack oven
  • Rack (Roll-In) oven
  • Range oven
  • Rapid cook oven
  • Rotisserie oven
  • Retherm oven
  • Convection toaster oven
  • Steam cooker
  • Steam kettle
  • Drawer warmer
  • Heated transparent merchandising cabinets
  • Cook-and-hold appliance
  • Proofing cabinet
  • Single-sided griddle
  • Double-sided griddle
  • Griddle
  • Fry-top griddle
  • Automatic drip filter coffee maker
  • Single-serve coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Other
  • Unknown
TypeOfResourceMeter Meters can be divided into several categories based on their capabilities
  • Revenue grade meter
  • Advanced resource meter
  • Analog
  • Interval
  • Net
  • Smart meter
  • PDU input meter
  • IT equipment input meter
  • Supply UPS output meter
  • PDU output meter
  • Other
  • Unknown
VentilationControlMethod The method used to control the rate of outside air ventilation.
  • CO2 Sensors
  • Fixed
  • Occupancy Sensors
  • Scheduled
  • Other
  • Unknown
VentilationType Type of ventilation, and use of heat recovery
  • Exhaust only
  • Supply only
  • Dedicated outdoor air system
  • Heat recovery ventilator
  • Energy recovery ventilator
  • Other
  • Unknown
VentilationZoneControl Method used to determine overall ventilation rate for multiple zones.
  • Average Flow
  • Critical Zone
  • Other
  • Unknown
VerticalSurroundings Attachments to the outermost vertical surfaces of the premises. This can be used if the more detailed input for Surface Exposure is not known. Illustrations for the constrained list choices will be provided when the web site is developed.
  • Stand-alone
  • Attached on one side
  • Attached on two sides
  • Attached on three sides
  • Within a building
  • Unknown
WallFramingMaterial The material used to create the structural integrity in an opaque surface. In many cases the framing material is not continuous across the construction.
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Masonry
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
WallInsulationApplication A description of the type of insulation and how it is applied.
  • Loose fill
  • Batt
  • Spray on
  • Rigid
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
WallInsulationCondition Assessed condition of installed insulation.
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
WallInsulationContinuity Insulation installation type.
  • Cavity
  • Continuous
  • Other
  • Unknown
  • None
WallInsulationLocation Whether wall insulation is on the inside or outside of the wall.
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Unknown
  • None
WasherDryerType Type of washer/dryer combination unit.
  • Combination All In One Clothes Washer Dryer
  • Unitized Stacked Washer Dryer Pair
  • Other
  • Unknown
WaterCooledCondenserFlowControl Describes water flow control for a water-cooled condenser.
  • Fixed Flow
  • Two Position Flow
  • Variable Flow
  • Other
  • Unknown
WaterCooledCondenserType Type of system operation control.
  • Cooling tower
  • Other
  • Unknown
WaterHeaterEfficiencyType
  • Energy Factor
  • Thermal Efficiency
WaterResource Water type used as a resource on the premises.
  • Potable water
  • Wastewater
  • Greywater
  • Reclaimed water
  • Captured rainwater
  • Alternative water
  • Other
WaterSideEconomizerType Describes water flow control for a water-cooled condenser.
  • Parallel Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger
  • Series Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger
  • Strainer Cycle
  • Thermo Cycle
  • Other
  • Unknown
WaterUseType Short description of the water fixture or application.
  • Restroom Sink Use
  • Restroom Toilet/Urinal Water Use
  • Kitchen Water Use
  • Shower Facility Water Use
  • Drinking Fountain Water Use
  • Janitorial Water Use
  • Laundry Water Use
  • Indoor Washdown Water Use (if indoor)
  • Outdoor Landscape Water Use
  • Outdoor Non-Landscape Water Use
  • Outdoor Washdown Water Use (if outdoor)
  • Cooling Tower Make-up Water Use
  • Hydronic Loop Make-up Water Use
  • Evaporative Cooling System Water Use
  • Pre-Treatment Process Water Use
  • Captured Rain Water
  • Recycled Greywater
  • Condensate Recovery
  • Stormwater Sewer Production
  • Stormwater Discharge
  • Other
  • Unknown
WeatherDataSource Method for determining weather data associated with the time series
  • On Site Measurement
  • Weather Station
  • TMY
  • TMY2
  • TMY3
  • IWEC
  • CWEC
  • CZRV2
  • Other
WeatherStationCategory Describes the type of weather station used to specify the site's weather.
  • FAA
  • ICAO
  • NWS
  • WBAN
  • WMO
  • Other
WindowLayout The pattern of distribution of the fenestration system on the wall.
  • Continuous
  • Discrete
  • Unknown
WindowOrientation Orientation of a surface or premises in terms of the attributes of North, South, East and West. Can be applied to the orientation of the front of the building, of a specific surface (wall, roof), window or skylight, or on-site generation technology, such as photovoltaic panels.
  • North
  • Northeast
  • East
  • Southeast
  • South
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Northwest
  • Unknown
ZipCode BuildingSync Schema - Version 0.2
ZoningSystemType Identifies whether a system is single or multi-zone.
  • Single zone
  • Multi zone
  • Unknown
eGRIDRegionCode The eGRID (Emissions and Generation Resource Database) region code associated with the data being described.
  • AKGD
  • AKMS
  • AZNM
  • CAMX
  • ERCT
  • FRCC
  • HIMS
  • HIOA
  • MORE
  • MROW
  • NEWE
  • NWPP
  • NYCW
  • NYLI
  • NYUP
  • RFCE
  • RFCM
  • RFCW
  • RMPA
  • SPNO
  • SPSO
  • SRMV
  • SRMW
  • SRSO
  • SRTV
  • SRVC
  • Other