Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) version 1.1 was recently launched by the U.S. Energy Department.
BEDES is a dictionary that facilitates consistent exchange of building characteristics and energy use data between tools and databases in the building energy efficiency sector.
BEDES Version 1.1 includes new terms, more meta-data options such as ranges for numeric terms, and other updates based on feedback from the BEDES Working Group.
The BEDES technical website has been enhanced with searchable and downloadable versions of the dictionary, information on related efforts, and more.
The BEDES team is compiling a list of early adopters and will be promoting them on the website and elsewhere. For more information about BEDES, see http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-data-exchange-specification-bedes.