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Commercial Reference Building: Primary School

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Commercial reference buildings [1] provide complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus [2] simulation software. Included here is data pertaining to the reference building type "Primary School" for each of the 16 climate zones [3], and each of three construction categories: new construction, post-1980 construction existing buildings, pre-1980 construction existing buildings.

The dataset includes four key components: building summary, zone summary, location summary and a picture. Building summary includes details about: form, fabric, and HVAC. Zone summary includes details such as: area, volume, lighting, and occupants for all types of zones in the building. Location summary includes key building information as it pertains to each climate zone, including: fabric and HVAC details, utility costs, energy end use, and peak energy demand.

In total, DOE developed 16 reference building types [4] that represent approximately 70% of commercial buildings in the U.S.; for each type, building models are available for the three categories. The commercial reference buildings (formerly known as commercial building benchmark models) were developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [5], in conjunction with three of its national laboratories.

Additional data is available directly from DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Website [6], including EnergyPlus software input files (.idf) and results of the EnergyPlus simulations (.html).

1. Commercial reference buildings [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings] ("OpenEI Wiki page for Commercial Reference Buildings")
2. EnergyPlus [http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/energyplus_about.cfm] ("About EnergyPlus")
3. 16 climate zones [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Climate_Zones_Used_to_Create_Reference_Buildings] ("Climate Zone Summary")
4. 16 reference building types [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Building_Types] ("Building Types")
5. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [http://en.openei.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Energy] ("OpenEI Wiki page for DOE")
6. EERE Website [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/commercial_initiative/reference_buildings.html]

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2014). Commercial Reference Building: Primary School [data set]. Retrieved from https://data.openei.org/submissions/163.
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Hallett, KC, Deru, Michael, Field, Kristin, Studer, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, Griffith, Brent, Torcellini, Paul, Liu, Bing, Halverson, Mark, Winiarski, Dave, Rosenberg, Michael, Yazdanian, Mehry, Huang, Joe, and Crawley, Drury. Commercial Reference Building: Primary School. United States: N.p., 25 Nov, 2014. Web. https://data.openei.org/submissions/163.
Hallett, KC, Deru, Michael, Field, Kristin, Studer, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, Griffith, Brent, Torcellini, Paul, Liu, Bing, Halverson, Mark, Winiarski, Dave, Rosenberg, Michael, Yazdanian, Mehry, Huang, Joe, & Crawley, Drury. Commercial Reference Building: Primary School. United States. https://data.openei.org/submissions/163
Hallett, KC, Deru, Michael, Field, Kristin, Studer, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, Griffith, Brent, Torcellini, Paul, Liu, Bing, Halverson, Mark, Winiarski, Dave, Rosenberg, Michael, Yazdanian, Mehry, Huang, Joe, and Crawley, Drury. 2014. "Commercial Reference Building: Primary School". United States. https://data.openei.org/submissions/163.
@div{oedi_163, title = {Commercial Reference Building: Primary School}, author = {Hallett, KC, Deru, Michael, Field, Kristin, Studer, Daniel, Benne, Kyle, Griffith, Brent, Torcellini, Paul, Liu, Bing, Halverson, Mark, Winiarski, Dave, Rosenberg, Michael, Yazdanian, Mehry, Huang, Joe, and Crawley, Drury.}, abstractNote = {Commercial reference buildings [1] provide complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus [2] simulation software. Included here is data pertaining to the reference building type "Primary School" for each of the 16 climate zones [3], and each of three construction categories: new construction, post-1980 construction existing buildings, pre-1980 construction existing buildings.

The dataset includes four key components: building summary, zone summary, location summary and a picture. Building summary includes details about: form, fabric, and HVAC. Zone summary includes details such as: area, volume, lighting, and occupants for all types of zones in the building. Location summary includes key building information as it pertains to each climate zone, including: fabric and HVAC details, utility costs, energy end use, and peak energy demand.

In total, DOE developed 16 reference building types [4] that represent approximately 70% of commercial buildings in the U.S.; for each type, building models are available for the three categories. The commercial reference buildings (formerly known as commercial building benchmark models) were developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [5], in conjunction with three of its national laboratories.

Additional data is available directly from DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Website [6], including EnergyPlus software input files (.idf) and results of the EnergyPlus simulations (.html).

1. Commercial reference buildings [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings] ("OpenEI Wiki page for Commercial Reference Buildings")
2. EnergyPlus [http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/energyplus_about.cfm] ("About EnergyPlus")
3. 16 climate zones [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Climate_Zones_Used_to_Create_Reference_Buildings] ("Climate Zone Summary")
4. 16 reference building types [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Building_Types] ("Building Types")
5. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [http://en.openei.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Energy] ("OpenEI Wiki page for DOE")
6. EERE Website [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/commercial_initiative/reference_buildings.html]}, doi = {}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/163}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2014}, month = {11}}

The dataset includes four key components: building summary, zone summary, location summary and a picture. Building summary includes details about: form, fabric, and HVAC. Zone summary includes details such as: area, volume, lighting, and occupants for all types of zones in the building. Location summary includes key building information as it pertains to each climate zone, including: fabric and HVAC details, utility costs, energy end use, and peak energy demand.

In total, DOE developed 16 reference building types [4] that represent approximately 70% of commercial buildings in the U.S.; for each type, building models are available for the three categories. The commercial reference buildings (formerly known as commercial building benchmark models) were developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [5], in conjunction with three of its national laboratories.

Additional data is available directly from DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Website [6], including EnergyPlus software input files (.idf) and results of the EnergyPlus simulations (.html).

1. Commercial reference buildings [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings] ("OpenEI Wiki page for Commercial Reference Buildings")
2. EnergyPlus [http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/energyplus_about.cfm] ("About EnergyPlus")
3. 16 climate zones [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Climate_Zones_Used_to_Create_Reference_Buildings] ("Climate Zone Summary")
4. 16 reference building types [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Commercial_Reference_Buildings#Building_Types] ("Building Types")
5. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [http://en.openei.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Energy] ("OpenEI Wiki page for DOE")
6. EERE Website [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/commercial_initiative/reference_buildings.html]}, doi = {}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/163}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2014}, month = {11}}" readonly />

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Data from Nov 25, 2014

Last updated Jun 17, 2021

Submitted Nov 25, 2014

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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KC Hallett

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KC Hallett

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Michael Deru

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Kristin Field

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Daniel Studer

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Kyle Benne

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Brent Griffith

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Paul Torcellini

National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

Bing Liu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mark Halverson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dave Winiarski

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Michael Rosenberg

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mehry Yazdanian

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LBNL

Joe Huang

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LBNL

Drury Crawley

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Rene...

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