Relationships
brick: feedsRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject is upstream of the object in the context of some sequential process; some media is passed between them
SubProperties
Inverse
brick: feedsAirRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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Passes air
Parent Properties
brick: hasAddressRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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To specify the address of a building.
brick: hasAssociatedTagRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The class is associated with the given tag
Range
brick: hasInputSubstanceRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject receives the given substance as an input to its internal process
brick: hasLocationRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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Subject is physically located in the location given by the object
brick: hasOutputSubstanceRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject produces or exports the given substance from its internal process
brick: hasPartRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject is composed in part of the entity given by the object
Inverse
brick: hasPointRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject has a digital/analog input/output point given by the object
Range
brick: hasTagRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject has the given tag
Inverse
Range
brick: hasTimeseriesIdRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The unique identifier (primary key) for this TimeseriesReference in some database
brick: hasUnitRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The QUDT unit associated with this Brick entity (usually a Brick Point instance or Entity Property)
brick: isAssociatedWithRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The tag is associated with the given class
Domain
brick: isLocationOfRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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Subject is the physical location encapsulating the object
brick: measuresRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject measures a quantity or substance given by the object
Domain
brick: regulatesRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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The subject contributes to or performs the regulation of the substance given by the object
brick: storedAtRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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A reference to where the data for this TimeseriesReference is stored
brick: timeseriesRELATIONSHIPv1.2
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Relates a Brick point to the TimeseriesReference that indicates where and how the data for this point is stored
Domain
brick: valueRELATIONSHIPv1.2
Definitions
The basic value of an entity property
Classes
brick: EquipmentCLASSv1.2
Definitions
devices that serve all or part of the building and may include electric power, lighting, transportation, or service water heating, including, but not limited to, furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, heat pumps, chillers, water heaters, lamps, luminaires, ballasts, elevators, escalators, or other devices or installations.
Parent Classes
InDomainOf
brick: Breaker PanelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Breaker Panel distributes power into various end-uses.
brick: Bus RiserCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Bus Risers are commonly fed from a switchgear and rise up through a series of floors to the main power distribution source for each floor.
brick: Disconnect SwitchCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Building power is most commonly provided by utility company through a master disconnect switch (sometimes called a service disconnect) in the main electrical room of a building. The Utility Company provided master disconnect switch often owns or restricts access to this switch. There can also be other cases where a disconnect is placed into an electrical system to allow service cut-off to a portion of the building.
brick: Energy StorageCLASSv1.2
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Devices or equipment that store energy in its various forms
Subclasses
brick: BatteryCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A container that stores chemical energy that can be converted into electricity and used as a source of power
Parent Classes
brick: InverterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that changes direct current into alternating current
brick: Motor Control CenterCLASSv1.2
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The Motor Control Center is a specialized type of switchgear which provides electrical power to major mechanical systems in the building such as HVAC components.
brick: PlugStripCLASSv1.2
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A device containing a block of electrical sockets allowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket.
brick: SwitchgearCLASSv1.2
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A main disconnect or service disconnect feeds power to a switchgear, which then distributes power to the rest of the building through smaller amperage-rated disconnects.
brick: TransformerCLASSv1.2
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A Transformer is usually fed by a high-voltage source and then steps down the voltage to a lower-voltage feed for low-voltage application (such as lights). Transformers also can step up voltage, but this generally does not apply to in building distribution.
brick: ElevatorCLASSv1.2
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A device that provides vertical transportation between floors, levels or decks of a building, vessel or other structure
Parent Classes
brick: Fire Control PanelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A panel-mounted device that provides status and control of a fire safety system
brick: FurnitureCLASSv1.2
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Movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating, eating and sleeping
Parent Classes
brick: Gas DistributionCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Utilize a gas distribution source to represent how gas is distributed across multiple destinations
Parent Classes
brick: AHUCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Assembly consisting of sections containing a fan or fans and other necessary equipment to perform one or more of the following functions: circulating, filtration, heating, cooling, heat recovery, humidifying, dehumidifying, and mixing of air. Is usually connected to an air-distribution system.
Parent Classes
brick: PAUCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A type of AHU, use to pre-treat the outdoor air before feed to AHU
brick: RTUCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
see Rooftop_Unit
Packaged air conditioner mounted on a roof, the conditioned air being discharged directly into the rooms below or through a duct system.
brick: Rooftop UnitCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
Packaged air conditioner mounted on a roof, the conditioned air being discharged directly into the rooms below or through a duct system.
see Rooftop_Unit
brick: Air Handler UnitCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Assembly consisting of sections containing a fan or fans and other necessary equipment to perform one or more of the following functions: circulating, filtration, heating, cooling, heat recovery, humidifying, dehumidifying, and mixing of air. Is usually connected to an air-distribution system.
Parent Classes
brick: Air Handling UnitCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Assembly consisting of sections containing a fan or fans and other necessary equipment to perform one or more of the following functions: circulating, filtration, heating, cooling, heat recovery, humidifying, dehumidifying, and mixing of air. Is usually connected to an air-distribution system.
Parent Classes
brick: BoilerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A closed, pressure vessel that uses fuel or electricity for heating water or other fluids to supply steam or hot water for heating, humidification, or other applications.
brick: CRACCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in a network room or data center.
Parent Classes
Subclasses
brick: Standby CRACCLASSv1.2
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A CRAC that is activated as part of a lead/lag operation or when an alarm occurs in a primary unit
brick: ChillerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Refrigerating machine used to transfer heat between fluids. Chillers are either direct expansion with a compressor or absorption type.
Parent Classes
brick: Absorption ChillerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A chiller that utilizes a thermal or/and chemical process to produce the refrigeration effect necessary to provide chilled water. There is no mechanical compression of the refrigerant taking place within the machine, as occurs within more traditional vapor compression type chillers.
Parent Classes
brick: Centrifugal ChillerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A chiller that uses the vapor compression cycle to chill water. It throws off the heat collected from the chilled water plus the heat from the compressor to a water loop
Parent Classes
brick: CompressorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
(1) device for mechanically increasing the pressure of a gas. (2) often described as being either open, hermetic, or semihermetic to describe how the compressor and motor drive is situated in relation to the gas or vapor being compressed. Types include centrifugal, axial flow, reciprocating, rotary screw, rotary vane, scroll, or diaphragm. 1. device for mechanically increasing the pressure of a gas. 2. specific machine, with or without accessories, for compressing refrigerant vapor.
Parent Classes
brick: Computer Room Air ConditioningCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in a network room or data center.
Parent Classes
brick: CondenserCLASSv1.2
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A heat exchanger in which the primary heat transfer vapor changes its state to a liquid phase.
Parent Classes
brick: Cooling TowerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A cooling tower is a heat rejection device that rejects waste heat to the atmosphere through the cooling of a water stream to a lower temperature. Cooling towers may either use the evaporation of water to remove process heat and cool the working fluid to near the wet-bulb air temperature or, in the case of closed circuit dry cooling towers, rely solely on air to cool the working fluid to near the dry-bulb air temperature.
Parent Classes
brick: DamperCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Element inserted into an air-distribution system or element of an air-distribution system permitting modification of the air resistance of the system and consequently changing the airflow rate or shutting off the airflow.
Parent Classes
brick: Economizer DamperCLASSv1.2
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A damper that is part of an economizer that is used to module the flow of air
Parent Classes
brick: Exhaust DamperCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A damper that modulates the flow of exhaust air
Parent Classes
brick: Mixed DamperCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A damper that modulates the flow of the mixed outside and return air streams
Parent Classes
brick: Outside DamperCLASSv1.2
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A damper that modulates the flow of outside air
Parent Classes
brick: Return DamperCLASSv1.2
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A damper that modulates the flow of return air
Parent Classes
brick: EconomizerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Device that, on proper variable sensing, initiates control signals or actions to conserve energy. A control system that reduces the mechanical heating and cooling requirement.
Parent Classes
brick: FanCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Any device with two or more blades or vanes attached to a rotating shaft used to produce an airflow for the purpose of comfort, ventilation, exhaust, heating, cooling, or any other gaseous transport.
Parent Classes
brick: Booster FanCLASSv1.2
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Fan activated to increase airflow beyond what is provided by the default configuration
Parent Classes
brick: Ceiling FanCLASSv1.2
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A fan installed on the ceiling of a room for the purpose of air circulation
Parent Classes
brick: Cooling Tower FanCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A fan that pulls air through a cooling tower and across the louvers where the water falls to aid in heat exchange by the process of evaporation
Parent Classes
brick: Discharge FanCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Fan moving air discharged from HVAC vents
Fan moving supply air -- air that is supplied from the HVAC system into the building
Parent Classes
brick: Exhaust FanCLASSv1.2
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Fan moving exhaust air -- air that must be removed from a space due to contaminants
Parent Classes
brick: Fresh Air FanCLASSv1.2
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Fan moving fresh air -- air that is supplied into the building from the outdoors
Parent Classes
brick: Return FanCLASSv1.2
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Fan moving return air -- air that is circulated from the building back into the HVAC system
Parent Classes
brick: Standby FanCLASSv1.2
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Fan that is activated as part of a lead/lag operation or when a primary fan raises an alarm
Parent Classes
brick: Supply FanCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Fan moving supply air -- air that is supplied from the HVAC system into the building
Fan moving air discharged from HVAC vents
Parent Classes
brick: FilterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Device to remove gases from a mixture of gases or to remove solid material from a fluid
Parent Classes
brick: Final FilterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
The last, high-efficiency filter installed in a sequence to remove the finest particulates from the substance being filtered
Parent Classes
brick: Intake Air FilterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Filters air intake
Parent Classes
brick: Mixed Air FilterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A filter that is applied to the mixture of recirculated and outside air
Parent Classes
brick: Pre FilterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A filter installed in front of a more efficient filter to extend the life of the more expensive higher efficiency filter
Parent Classes
brick: Return Air FilterCLASSv1.2
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Filters return air
Parent Classes
brick: Fume HoodCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A fume-collection device mounted over a work space, table, or shelf and serving to conduct unwanted gases away from the area enclosed.
Parent Classes
brick: HXCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
See Heat_Exchanger
A heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be separated by a solid wall to prevent mixing or they may be in direct contact
Parent Classes
brick: Heat ExchangerCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
A heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be separated by a solid wall to prevent mixing or they may be in direct contact
See Heat_Exchanger
Parent Classes
brick: CoilCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Cooling or heating element made of pipe or tube that may or may not be finned and formed into helical or serpentine shape
brick: Cooling CoilCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A cooling element made of pipe or tube that removes heat from equipment, machines or airflows. Typically filled with either refrigerant or cold water.
Parent Classes
brick: Chilled Water CoilCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A cooling element made of pipe or tube that removes heat from equipment, machines or airflows that is filled with chilled water.
Parent Classes
brick: Heating CoilCLASSv1.2
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A heating element typically made of pipe, tube or wire that emits heat. Typically filled with hot water, or, in the case of wire, uses electricity.
Parent Classes
brick: Hot Water CoilCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A heating element typically made of pipe, tube or wire that emits heat that is filled with hot water.
Parent Classes
brick: Condenser Heat ExchangerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A heat exchanger in which the primary heat transfer vapor changes its state to a liquid phase.
brick: Heat WheelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A rotary heat exchanger positioned within the supply and exhaust air streams of an air handling system in order to recover heat energy
brick: HumidifierCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that adds moisture to air or other gases
Parent Classes
brick: PumpCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Machine for imparting energy to a fluid, causing it to do work, drawing a fluid into itself through an entrance port, and forcing the fluid out through an exhaust port.
Parent Classes
Subclasses
brick: Water PumpCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A pump that performs work on water
Parent Classes
brick: Chilled Water PumpCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A pump that performs work on chilled water; typically part of a chilled water system
Parent Classes
brick: Condenser Water PumpCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A pump that is part of a condenser system; the pump circulates condenser water from the chiller back to the cooling tower
Parent Classes
brick: Hot Water PumpCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A pump that performs work on hot water; typically part of a hot water system
Parent Classes
brick: Space HeaterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A heater used to warm the air in an enclosed area, such as a room or office
Parent Classes
brick: Terminal UnitCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that regulates the volumetric flow rate and/or the temperature of the controlled medium.
Parent Classes
brick: CAVCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A terminal unit for which supply air flow rate is constant and the supply air temperature is varied to meet thermal load
Parent Classes
brick: Constant Air Volume BoxCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A terminal unit for which supply air flow rate is constant and the supply air temperature is varied to meet thermal load
Parent Classes
brick: FCUCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
See Fan_Coil_Unit
Terminal device consisting of a heating and/or cooling heat exchanger or 'coil' and fan that is used to control the temperature in the space where it is installed
Parent Classes
brick: Fan Coil UnitCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
Terminal device consisting of a heating and/or cooling heat exchanger or 'coil' and fan that is used to control the temperature in the space where it is installed
See Fan_Coil_Unit
Parent Classes
brick: RadiatorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Heat exchangers designed to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another
Parent Classes
brick: Baseboard RadiatorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Steam, hydronic, or electric heating device located at or near the floor.
Parent Classes
brick: Electric Baseboard RadiatorCLASSv1.2
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Electric heating device located at or near the floor
brick: Hot Water Baseboard RadiatorCLASSv1.2
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Hydronic heating device located at or near the floor
brick: Steam Baseboard RadiatorCLASSv1.2
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Steam heating device located at or near the floor
brick: Electric RadiatorCLASSv1.2
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Electric heating device
Parent Classes
brick: Hot Water RadiatorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Radiator that uses hot water
Parent Classes
brick: Steam RadiatorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Radiator that uses steam
Parent Classes
brick: VAVCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
See Variable_Air_Volume_Box
A device that regulates the volume and temperature of air delivered to a zone by opening or closing a damper
Parent Classes
brick: Variable Air Volume BoxCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
A device that regulates the volume and temperature of air delivered to a zone by opening or closing a damper
See Variable_Air_Volume_Box
Parent Classes
brick: RVAVCLASSv1.2
Definitions
See Variable_Air_Volume_Box_With_Reheat
A VAV box with a reheat coil mounted on the discharge end of the unit that can heat the air delivered to a zone
brick: Variable Air Volume Box With ReheatCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Definitions
A VAV box with a reheat coil mounted on the discharge end of the unit that can heat the air delivered to a zone
See Variable_Air_Volume_Box_With_Reheat
brick: ThermostatCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An automatic control device used to maintain temperature at a fixed or adjustable setpoint.
Parent Classes
brick: ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid by opening, closing or partially obstructing various passageways
Parent Classes
brick: Bypass ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A type of valve installed in a bypass pipeline
Parent Classes
brick: Condenser Water Bypass ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve installed in a bypass line of a condenser water loop
Parent Classes
brick: Differential Pressure Bypass ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A 2-way, self contained proportional valve with an integral differential pressure adjustment setting.
Parent Classes
brick: Cooling ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that controls air temperature by modulating the amount of cold water flowing through a cooling coil
Parent Classes
brick: Heating ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that controls air temperature by modulating the amount of hot water flowing through a heating coil
Parent Classes
brick: Hot Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve regulating the flow of hot water
brick: Domestic Hot Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve regulating the flow of domestic hot water
Parent Classes
brick: Reheat ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that controls air temperature by modulating the amount of hot water flowing through a reheat coil
Parent Classes
brick: Return Heating ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve installed on the return side of a heat exchanger
Parent Classes
brick: Isolation ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that stops the flow of a fluid, usually for maintenance or safety purposes
Parent Classes
brick: Condenser Water Isolation ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An isolation valve installed in the condenser water loop
Parent Classes
brick: Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that modulates the flow of water
Parent Classes
brick: Chilled Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that modulates the flow of chilled water
Parent Classes
brick: Condenser Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve that modulates the flow of condenser water
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brick: Makeup Water ValveCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A valve regulating the flow of makeup water into a water holding tank, e.g. a cooling tower, hot water tank
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brick: InterfaceCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A device that provides an occupant control over a lighting system
Parent Classes
brick: SwitchCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A switch used to operate all or part of a lighting installation
Parent Classes
Subclasses
brick: DimmerCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A switch providing continuous control over all or part of a lighting installation; typically potentiometer-based
Parent Classes
brick: TouchpanelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A switch used to operate all or part of a lighting installation that uses a touch-based mechanism (typically resistive or capacitive) rather than a mechanical actuator
Parent Classes
brick: LuminaireCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A complete lighting unit consisting of a lamp or lamps and ballast(s) (when applicable) together with the parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect the lamps, and to connect the lamps to the power supply.
Parent Classes
brick: Luminaire DriverCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A power source for a luminaire
Parent Classes
brick: LouverCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Device consisting of an assembly of parallel sloping vanes, intended to permit the passage of air while providing a measure of protection against environmental influences
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brick: MeterCLASSv1.2
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A device that measure usage or consumption of some media --- typically a form energy or power.
Parent Classes
brick: Building MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures usage or consumption of some media for a whole building
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brick: Building Chilled Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of chilled water of a whole building
brick: Building Electrical MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of electricity of a whole building
brick: Building Gas MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of gas of a whole building
brick: Building Hot Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of hot water of a whole building
brick: Building Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of water of a whole building
brick: Electrical MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of electricity
Parent Classes
brick: Gas MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of gas
Parent Classes
brick: Thermal Power MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A standalone thermal power meter
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brick: Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of water
Parent Classes
brick: Chilled Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of chilled water
Parent Classes
brick: Hot Water MeterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A meter that measures the usage or consumption of hot water
Parent Classes
brick: MotorCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A machine in which power is applied to do work by the conversion of various forms of energy into mechanical force and motion.
Parent Classes
brick: VFDCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Electronic device that varies its output frequency to vary the rotating speed of a motor, given a fixed input frequency. Used with fans or pumps to vary the flow in the system as a function of a maintained pressure.
Parent Classes
brick: Fan VFDCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Variable-frequency drive for fans
brick: Heat Wheel VFDCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A VFD that drives a heat wheel
brick: Pump VFDCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Variable-frequency drive for pumps
brick: Variable Frequency DriveCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
Electronic device that varies its output frequency to vary the rotating speed of a motor, given a fixed input frequency. Used with fans or pumps to vary the flow in the system as a function of a maintained pressure.
Parent Classes
brick: Automated External DefibrillatorCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
Parent Classes
brick: Network Video RecorderCLASSv1.2
Equivalent Classes
brick: Solar PanelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A colloquial term for a photovoltaic module. A Solar panel is an assembly of photovoltaic cells mounted in a framework for installation that use sunlight as a source of energy to generate direct current electricity.
Parent Classes
brick: Steam DistributionCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Utilize a steam distribution source to represent how steam is distributed across multiple destinations
Parent Classes
brick: Water DistributionCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Utilize a water distribution source to represent how water is distributed across multiple destinations (pipes)
Parent Classes
brick: Water HeaterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An apparatus for heating and usually storing hot water
Parent Classes
brick: Collection Basin Water HeaterCLASSv1.2
Definitions
Basin heaters prevent cold water basin freeze-up, e.g. in cooling towers, closed circuit fluid coolers, or evaporative condensers
Parent Classes
brick: Weather StationCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A dedicated weather measurement station
Parent Classes
brick: BuildingCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An independent unit of the built environment with a characteristic spatial structure, intended to serve at least one function or user activity [ISO 12006-2:2013]
a structure wholly or partially enclosed within exterior walls, or within exterior and party walls, and a roof, affording shelter to persons, animals, or property.
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InDomainOf
brick: Parking StructureCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A building or part of a building devoted to vehicle parking
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brick: FloorCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A level, typically representing a horizontal aggregation of spaces that are vertically bound. (referring to IFC)
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brick: BasementCLASSv1.2
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The floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground level.
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brick: Parking LevelCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A floor of a parking structure
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brick: Outdoor AreaCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A class of spaces that exist outside of a building
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brick: Bench SpaceCLASSv1.2
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For areas of play in a stadium, the area for partcipants and referees by the side of the field
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brick: Field Of PlayCLASSv1.2
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The area of a stadium where athletic events occur, e.g. the soccer pitch
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brick: Information AreaCLASSv1.2
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An information booth or kiosk where visitors would look for information
Parent Classes
brick: RegionCLASSv1.2
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A unit of geographic space, usually contigious or somehow related to a geopolitical feature
Parent Classes
brick: SiteCLASSv1.2
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A geographic region containing 0 or more buildings. Typically used as the encapsulating location for a collection of Brick entities through the hasSite/isSiteOf relationships
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brick: SpaceCLASSv1.2
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A part of the physical world or a virtual world whose 3D spatial extent is bounded actually or theoretically, and provides for certain functions within the zone it is contained in.
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brick: Common SpaceCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces that are used by multiple people at the same time
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brick: AuditoriumCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A space for performances or larger gatherings
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brick: CafeteriaCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A space to serve food and beverages
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brick: HallwayCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A common space, used to connect other parts of a building
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brick: LobbyCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A space just after the entrance to a building or other space of a building, where visitors can wait
Parent Classes
brick: Employee Entrance LobbyCLASSv1.2
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An open space near an entrance that is typicaly only used for employees
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brick: Visitor LobbyCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A lobby for visitors to the building. Sometimes used to distinguish from an employee entrance looby
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brick: LoungeCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A room for lesiure activities or relaxing
Parent Classes
Subclasses
brick: MajlisCLASSv1.2
Definitions
In Arab countries, an Majlis is a private lounge where visitors are recieved and entertained
Parent Classes
brick: EntranceCLASSv1.2
Definitions
The location and space of a building where people enter and exit the building
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brick: GatehouseCLASSv1.2
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The standalone building used to manage the entrance to a campus or building grounds
Parent Classes
brick: Media Hot DeskCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A non-enclosed space used by members of the media temporarily to cover an event while they are present at a venue
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brick: Parking SpaceCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An area large enough to park an individual vehicle
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brick: Ablutions RoomCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A room for performing cleansing rituals before prayer
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brick: Break RoomCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A space for people to relax while not working
Parent Classes
brick: BreakroomCLASSv1.2
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Definitions
A space for people to relax while not working
Parent Classes
brick: Conference RoomCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A space dedicated in which to hold a meetings
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brick: Control RoomCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A space from which operations are managed
Parent Classes
brick: Copy RoomCLASSv1.2
Definitions
A room set aside for common office equipment, including printers and copiers
Parent Classes
brick: Exercise RoomCLASSv1.2
Definitions
An indoor room used for exercise and physical activities
Parent Classes
brick: Food Service RoomCLASSv1.2
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A space used in the production, storage, serving, or cleanup of food and beverages
Parent Classes
Subclasses
brick: ConcessionCLASSv1.2
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A space to sell food and beverages. Usually embedded in a larger space and does not include a space where people consume their purchases
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brick: Hospitality BoxCLASSv1.2
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A room at a stadium, usually overlooking the field of play, that is physical separate from the other seating at the venue
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brick: Janitor RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room set aside for the storage of cleaning equipment and supplies
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brick: LaboratoryCLASSv1.2
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facility acceptable to the local, national, or international recognized authority having jurisdiction and which provides uniform testing and examination procedures and standards for meeting design, manufacturing, and factory testing requirements.
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brick: Cold BoxCLASSv1.2
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in a gas separation unit, the insulated section that contains the low-temperature heat exchangers and distillation columns.
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brick: Environment BoxCLASSv1.2
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(also known as climatic chamber), enclosed space designed to create a particular environment.
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brick: FreezerCLASSv1.2
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cold chamber usually kept at a temperature of 22°F to 31°F (–5°C to –1°C), with high-volume air circulation.
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brick: Hot BoxCLASSv1.2
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hot air chamber forming part of an air handler.
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brick: LibraryCLASSv1.2
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A place for the storage and/or consumption of physical media, e.g. books, periodicals, and DVDs/CDs
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brick: Loading DockCLASSv1.2
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A part of a facility where delivery trucks can load and unload. Usually partially enclosed with specific traffic lanes leading to the dock
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brick: Mail RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room where mail is recieved and sorted for distribution to the rest of the building
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brick: Massage RoomCLASSv1.2
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Usually adjunct to an athletic facility, a private/semi-private space where massages are performed
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brick: Media RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces related to the creation of media
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brick: Broadcast RoomCLASSv1.2
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A space to organize and manage a broadcast. Separate from studio
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brick: Media Production RoomCLASSv1.2
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A enclosed space used by media professionals for the production of media
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brick: StudioCLASSv1.2
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A room used for the production or media, usually with either a specialized set or a specialized sound booth for recording
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brick: Medical RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of rooms used for medical purposes
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brick: First Aid RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room for a person with minor injuries can be treated or temporarily treated until transferred to a more advanced medical facility
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brick: OfficeCLASSv1.2
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A class of rooms dedicated for work or study
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brick: CubicleCLASSv1.2
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A smaller space set aside for an individual, but not with a door and without full-height walls
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brick: Enclosed OfficeCLASSv1.2
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A space for individuals to work with walls and a door
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brick: Private OfficeCLASSv1.2
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An office devoted to a single individual, with walls and door
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brick: Shared OfficeCLASSv1.2
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An office used by multiple people
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brick: Team RoomCLASSv1.2
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An office used by multiple team members for specific work tasks. Distinct from Conference Room
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brick: Open OfficeCLASSv1.2
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An open space used for work or study by mulitple people. Usuaully subdivided into cubicles or desks
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brick: Office KitchenCLASSv1.2
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A common space, usually near or in a breakroom, where minor food preperation occurs
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brick: Prayer RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room set aside for prayer
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brick: ReceptionCLASSv1.2
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A space, usually in a lobby, where visitors to a building or space can go to after arriving at a building and inform building staff that they have arrived
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brick: Rest RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room that provides toilets and washbowls. Alternate spelling of Restroom
A room that provides toilets and washbowls.
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brick: RestroomCLASSv1.2
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A room that provides toilets and washbowls.
A room that provides toilets and washbowls. Alternate spelling of Restroom
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brick: Retail RoomCLASSv1.2
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A space set aside for retail in a larger establishment, e.g. a gift shop in a hospital
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brick: Security Service RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces used by the security staff of a facility
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brick: Detention RoomCLASSv1.2
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A space for the temporary involuntary confinement of people
brick: Service RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces related to the operations of building subsystems, e.g. HVAC, electrical, IT, plumbing, etc
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brick: Electrical RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of service rooms that house electrical equipment for a building
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brick: Battery RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room used to hold batteries for backup power
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brick: Generator RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room for electrical equipment, specifically electrical generators.
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brick: Transformer RoomCLASSv1.2
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An electrical room where electricity enters and is transformed to different voltages and currents by the equipment contained in the room
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brick: Mechanical RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of service rooms where mechanical equipment (HVAC) operates
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brick: Pump RoomCLASSv1.2
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A mechanical room that houses pumps
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brick: Plumbing RoomCLASSv1.2
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A service room devoted to the operation and routing of water in a building. Usually distinct from the HVAC subsystems.
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brick: ShowerCLASSv1.2
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A space containing showers, usually adjacent to an athletic or execise area
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brick: Sports Service RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces used in the support of sports
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brick: Storage RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces used for storage
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brick: Hazardous Materials StorageCLASSv1.2
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A storage space set aside (usually with restricted access) for the storage of materials that can be hazardous to living beings or the environment
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brick: Waste StorageCLASSv1.2
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A room used for storing waste such as trash or recycling
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brick: Telecom RoomCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces used to support telecommuncations and IT equipment
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brick: Distribution FrameCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces where the cables carrying signals meet and connect, e.g. a wiring closet or a broadcast downlink room
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brick: IDFCLASSv1.2
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An room for an intermediate distribution frame, where cables carrying signals from the main distrubtion frame terminate and then feed out to endpoints
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brick: MDFCLASSv1.2
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A room for the Main Distribution Frame, the central place of a building where cables carrying signals meet and connect to the outside world
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brick: Equipment RoomCLASSv1.2
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A telecommunications room where equipment that serves the building is stored
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brick: Switch RoomCLASSv1.2
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A telecommuncations room housing network switches
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brick: TETRA RoomCLASSv1.2
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A room used for local two-way radio networks, e.g. the portable radios carried by facilities staff
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brick: WardrobeCLASSv1.2
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Storage for clothing, costumes, or uniforms
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brick: WorkshopCLASSv1.2
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A space used to house equipment that can be used to repair or fabricate things
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brick: Ticketing BoothCLASSv1.2
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A room or space used to sell or distribute tickets to events at a venue
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brick: TunnelCLASSv1.2
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An enclosed space that connects buildings. Often underground
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brick: Vertical SpaceCLASSv1.2
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A class of spaces used to connect multiple floors or levels..
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brick: Elevator ShaftCLASSv1.2
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The vertical space in which an elevator ascends and descends
The vertical space in whcih an elevator ascends and descends
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brick: Elevator SpaceCLASSv1.2
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The vertical space in whcih an elevator ascends and descends
The vertical space in which an elevator ascends and descends
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brick: RiserCLASSv1.2
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A low platform in a space or on a stage
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brick: StaircaseCLASSv1.2
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A vertical space containing stairs
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brick: Water TankCLASSv1.2
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A space used to hold water
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brick: StoreyCLASSv1.2
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A level, typically representing a horizontal aggregation of spaces that are vertically bound. (referring to IFC)
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brick: WingCLASSv1.2
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A wing is part of a building – or any feature of a building – that is subordinate to the main, central structure.
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brick: ZoneCLASSv1.2
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(1) a separately controlled heated or cooled space. (2) one occupied space or several occupied spaces with similar occupancy category, occupant density, zone air distribution effectiveness, and zone primary airflow per unit area. (3) space or group of spaces within a building for which the heating, cooling, or lighting requirements are sufficiently similar that desired conditions can be maintained throughout by a single controlling device.
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brick: Energy ZoneCLASSv1.2
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A space or group of spaces that are managed or monitored as one unit for energy purposes
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brick: Fire ZoneCLASSv1.2
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combustion chamber in a furnace or boiler.
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brick: HVAC ZoneCLASSv1.2
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a space or group of spaces, within a building with heating, cooling, and ventilating requirements, that are sufficiently similar so that desired conditions (e.g., temperature) can be maintained throughout using a single sensor (e.g., thermostat or temperature sensor).
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brick: FluidCLASSv1.2
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substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes shape when acted on by a force.
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brick: GasCLASSv1.2
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state of matter in which substances exist in the form of nonaggregated molecules and which, within acceptable limits of accuracy, satisfy the ideal gas laws; usually a highly superheated vapor. See [[state]].
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brick: AirCLASSv1.2
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the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.
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brick: Building AirCLASSv1.2
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air contained within a building
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brick: Bypass AirCLASSv1.2
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air in a bypass duct, used to relieve static pressure
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brick: Discharge AirCLASSv1.2
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the air exiting the registers (vents).
(1) air delivered by mechanical or natural ventilation to a space, composed of any combination of outdoor air, recirculated air, or transfer air. (2) air entering a space from an air-conditioning, heating, or ventilating apparatus for the purpose of comfort conditioning. Supply air is generally filtered, fan forced, and either heated, cooled, humidified, or dehumidified as necessary to maintain specified conditions. Only the quantity of outdoor air within the supply airflow may be used as replacement air.
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brick: Exhaust AirCLASSv1.2
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air that must be removed from a space due to contaminants, regardless of pressurization
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brick: Mixed AirCLASSv1.2
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(1) air that contains two or more streams of air. (2) combined outdoor air and recirculated air.
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