Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES)

Overview

BEDES is a standardized dictionary of terms and definitions for building energy performance data that provide a common set of terms, definitions and data field formats that can be used by public and private software tools, data schemas and databases working within the building energy performance sector.

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Sector:

Residential, Multifamily, Commercial

Tool type:

Checklist

BARRIER:

The lack of common terms, definitions and exchange protocols is a significant ongoing barrier to realizing the full value of building performance data.

CAPABILITIES, FEATURES, & CORE FUNCTIONS:

Facilitate the exchange of data across tools with a common set of terms, definitions, and field formats covering building characteristics, efficiency measures, and energy use.