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How does Resstock determine building aspect ratio?

asked 2024-03-20 17:31:53 -0500

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updated 2024-03-21 07:41:00 -0500

I understand many properties come from the conditional probability files here:

Is there a similar file or an assumption somewhere for determining a building's aspect ratio? Asked another way, how do you go from an input of total sqft to actual wall dimensions?

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answered 2024-03-20 18:25:17 -0500

ResStock currently assumes a dwelling unit aspect ratio of 1.8 (or 1/1.8=0.56 for some building types) as defined here in the options_lookup.tsv.

Unit aspect ratio is defined as "The ratio of front/back wall length to left/right wall length for the unit, excluding any protruding garage wall area." (You can find that definition by searching for "aspect ratio" in this README).

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