Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

OpenStudio-standards college space types

asked 2021-07-09 19:10:59 -0500

antonszilasi's avatar

updated 2021-07-12 20:54:08 -0500

I am attempting to use the college ASHRAE space types in our workflow by obtaining the space type properties from OpenStudio-standards with the following code:


Unfortunately Ive found there is no lighting per area, equipment per area and in some cases no occupancy in college space types where there should be. This is across ashrae templates 2007,2010,2013,2016.

For good measure I have written some code which checks this and I have attached a spreadsheet which the code produces find it on google sheets here: link text

Is there a reason for this? If not is this something which needs to be fixed?

I am using OpenStudio-standards 0.2.14

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


I cannot access your spreadsheet, but I was looking through the code and it seems like the college space-types are only available in the 90.1-2004 template. Might be a good idea to submit an issue in GitHub.

Luis Lara's avatar Luis Lara  ( 2021-07-12 13:00:32 -0500 )edit

@Luis Lara, the link should work now - the space type certainly exists for all templates but as matt wrote below the data is not yet populated in 0.2.14

antonszilasi's avatar antonszilasi  ( 2021-07-12 20:55:04 -0500 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2021-07-12 15:38:42 -0500

The college building type was unfinished in openstudio-standards version 0.2.14, though some aspects of the data were there. That version does not allow you to build a college prototype.

The data has since been updated and the prototype is under final review. It will be available in the next version of openstudio-standards.

edit flag offensive delete link more


@mdahlhausen so I assume with the 0.2.15 release the college space type will be there?

antonszilasi's avatar antonszilasi  ( 2021-07-12 20:52:11 -0500 )edit

yes, the v0.2.15 release will have the college prototype

mdahlhausen's avatar mdahlhausen  ( 2021-07-13 10:43:04 -0500 )edit

@mdahlhausen do you have any ideas when 0.2.15 will be released? We are still waiting on college lab types

antonszilasi's avatar antonszilasi  ( 2021-09-17 14:28:55 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Training Workshops


Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2021-07-09 19:10:59 -0500

Seen: 202 times

Last updated: Jul 12 '21