SDB - Software Defined Buildings, UC Berkeley


Brick is an open-source, BSD-licensed development effort to create a uniform schema for representing metadata in buildings. Brick has three components: (1) An RDF class hierarchy describing the various building subsystems and the entities and equipment therein (2) A minimal, principled set of relationships for connecting these entities together into a directed graph representing a building (3) A method of encapsulation for composing complex components from a set of lower-level ones [link]


  • Gabe Fierro


Brick v1.0 - Towards a Unified Metadata Schema for Buildings
Bharathan Balaji, Arka Bhattacharya, Gabe Fierro, Jingkun Gao, Joshua Gluck, Dezhi Hong, Aslak Johansen, Jason Koh, Yuvraj Agarwal, Mario Berges, David E. Culler, Rajesh Gupta, Mikkel Baun Kj{\ae}rgaard, Joern Ploennigs, Kamin Whitehouse
3rd ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), November 2016. [pdf]


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