2017 Changes

Scoring Tool Version 2017 API Method Changes

The following table summarizes the new functionalities and changes in methods where the v2017 version differs from v2015.

Method NameObject NameDescription of changeDetails
submit_inputshvac/heating.type
hvac/cooling.type
New enumerations:mini_split, dec
submit_inputssystems/generation/solar_electricNew object with the following elements: capacity_known
system_capacity
num_panels
year
array_azimuth
retrieve_inputs
New element in returngeneration/solar_electric
retrieve_label_results
New element in returnutility_generated
retrieve_extended_results
Two new elements in returnutility_generated_base
utility_generated_package
Updates to the range of equipment efficiencies allowed to make them consistent with BPI 2400 Input Constraints also are included:

CategoryTypeMinimumMaximumUnits
heatingcentral_furnace, wall_furnace, boiler0.61AFUE
heatingheat_pump, mini_split620HSPF
coolingpackaged_dx, split_dx, heat_pump, gchp, mini_split840SEER / EER
hot_waterstorage0.451EF
hot_waterheat_pump14EF

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