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osm model for small office on github

asked 2015-09-01 09:15:39 -0600

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updated 2015-09-01 10:04:03 -0600

The osm model for small office is not available in the repository for DOE prototype building models on github. Could someone please upload it?

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answered 2015-09-01 10:20:06 -0600

updated 2016-04-27 15:24:16 -0600

The first version of the prototype measure will be released later this month (September 2015). Building types we expect to be supported in the first release include: Small, Medium, and Large Office; Primary and Secondary School; Small and Large Hotel; Stand-alone Retail; Strip Mall; and Mid-Rise Apartment. The measure interface currently looks like this:

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You can get a sneak peek at the work in progress here, but be aware this repository is under very active development by the folks at LBL, NREL, and ORNL. Additional building types will be added (hopefully) next fiscal year (beginning in October), and the team will also be continuing to perform more extensive testing and validation against the IDF versions of the models.

Some of the benefits of this new approach include: 1) User convenience for getting the exact model you want quickly, 2) Consistency in the modeling approach across all the prototypes, 3) Most importantly the ability to easily update the prototype models to include additional standards. We're really excited about this new capability, and look forward to feedback from the community once it's published on the Building Component Library.

Update (April 27, 2016)

It took longer than expected, but the DOE Prototype Measure has been published on the BCL and works with OS 1.11.1 and later. The current version of the measure does not yet include Hospital or Outpatient building types - those are still in progress, and the measure will be updated when they're done. Also note that the measure produces good (but not exact) agreement with PNNL's IDF-based prototype models. Models produced with the measure will be fine for general use, but caveat emptor if you're trying to regress results from previous analyses based on the old IDF models. A big thank you to our partners at LBL and ORNL who worked on several of the building types and @aparker who headed up the effort.

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answered 2015-09-01 10:05:43 -0600

@chenzhuo, the models themselves are not going to be on GitHub. What will be there instead are measures that build up the models. That said, this work is brand spanking new and I'm not sure if any specific model is ready for production use.

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