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TIERS1234CATEGORIES
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RetrofitsLightPartialSubstantialComprehensiveLighting
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PurposeBuilding Energy BenchmarkingReduced Order Energy SimulationsDetailed Retrofit EvaluationsDetailed Retrofit Design ProcessAge
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ToolsInverse ModelingDesign Advisor
Retrofit Manager
Energy AuditingAirflow
Human Behavior
Density
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Market / UsersFunction
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Accuracy15%30%50%75%Geometry
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Complexity1 hr16 hrs24 hrs48 hrsLocation/Weather
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Inputs # Estimate20502001000+Material
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Input DescriptionActual weather dataMetered Electricity ConsumptionMonthly Natural Gas BillMechanical
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Monthly Electricity BillTMY3 Weather FileOccupancy PatternsSchedule
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Occupancy SchedulesSetpoint
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Lighting Power DensityUtility
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Lighting Schedules
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Plug Load Density
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Plug Schedules
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HVAC Setpoints
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Infiltration Rate
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Envelope Components
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Outputs DescriptionCost ComparisonCooling Energy Comparison
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EnvelopeHeating Energy Comparison
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Electricity ComparisonLighting Comparison
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Plug Comparison
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Cost Savings5%10%15%20%
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Typesphysics based,
variable based degree day model with time-series mode
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INPUTS
draft1
11+12 unique inputs
23 total
+85 unique inputs
107 total
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requested by3+ investigators2 investigators1 investigator
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1people_densitygeometry_exteriorMajor_retrofit_history
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2type_buildinglighting_power_densityno_buildings_of_type
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3floorsequipment_power_densitybuilding_story_height
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4area_floor_totalfloor_elevationspace_boundary_story
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5window_wall_ratioorientationbuilding_story_name
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6city_weather_epwroom_widthSpace_Name
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7roof_materialroom_depthSpace_Volume
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8wall_materialroom_heightSpace_Type
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9window_materialwindow_overhang_dephtSpace_Boundary_Name
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10occupancy_scheduleilluminanceSpace_Boundary_Area
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11Electricity_monthlylighting_control_typeSpace_Boundary_Space
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12Gas_monthlyHVAC_primarySpace_Boundary_Elevation
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13year_builtSpace_Boundary_Type
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14HeatingOil_monthlyWall_Name
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15Steam_monthlyWall_Space_Boundaries
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16wall_thickness
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17Cavity_Depth
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18glazing_area*
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19window_sill_height
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20window_height
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21window_width
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22number_of_windows
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23mullion_factor
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24ext_lightshelf_width
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25ext_lightshelf_height
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26int_lightshelf_depth
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27int_lightshelf_width
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28int_lightshelf_height
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29dist_to_ext_obstruct*
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30height of ext_obstruct
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31elec_illum
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32control_zone_depth
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33refl_ceiling
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34refl_floor
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35refl_ground
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36Roof_Insulation
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37Roof_Insulation_Location
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38Roof_Insulation_R-Value
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39Wall_Insulation_Type
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40refl_wall
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41Blind Width
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42Blind Angle When Closed
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43Blind Color
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44Slat Emissivity
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45Slat Absorptivity
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46shading_device_type
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47shading_device_refl
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48shading_device_trans
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49overhang_type*
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50overhang dept
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51overhang width
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52overhang_height
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53overhang_reflectance
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54overhang_transmittance
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55ext_lightshelfrefl
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56int_lightshelf_refl
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57refl_ext_obstruct
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58Ventilation System
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59Demand Control Ventilation: Used or not
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60Fresh Air Rate
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61Air Change Rate
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62Unoccupied Air Change Rate
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63Thermal Mass
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64Air Flow Rate per Meter Window Width
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65Vent Supply
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66Vent Exhaust
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67Airside Economizer: Present or not
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68Airside Energy Recovery: Present or not
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69HVAC system efficiency
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70Airflow Analysis Zone Name
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71Airflow Analysis Zone Spaces
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72lighting_schedule
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73Auxiliary Equipment (Schedule)
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74Blind Schedule (Occupied Hours)
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