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Building component library

The Building component library is a repository of building data used to create building energy models. The data are broken down into separate components that represent parts of a building: windows, walls, schedules, and weather information are a few examples.

Users can search for components by type or keyword and use the facets to narrow down the search. The components can then be downloaded and inserted into an energy model.

The library contains components which are the building blocks of an energy model. They can represent physical characteristics of the building such as roofs, walls, and windows, or can refer to related operational information such as occupancy and equipment schedules and weather information. Each component is identified through a set of attributes that are specific to its type, as well as other metadata such as provenance information and associated files.

The library also contains energy conservation measures (ECM), referred to as measures, which describe a change to a building and its associated model.

It currently contains more than 30,000 components and measures. A faceted search mechanism has been implemented on the library that allows users to filter through the search results using various facets. Facet categories include component and measure types, data source, and energy modeling software type.

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