Here you will find past versions of the reference buildings for new construction commercial buildings, organized by building type and location. A summary of building types and climate zones is available for reference. Current versions are also available.

You can download ZIP files that contain the following:

  • An EnergyPlus software input file (.idf)
  • An html file showing the results from the EnergyPlus simulation (.html)
  • A spreadsheet that summarizes the inputs and results for each location (.xls)
  • The EnergyPlus TMY2 weather file (.epw).

Archived Reference Buildings

Building TypeVersion 1.0_3.0
updated 11/25/08
Version 1.1_3.1
updated 5/5/09
Version 1.2_4.0
updated 10/31/09
Large office(ZIP 2.2 MB)(ZIP 2.2 MB)(ZIP 2.2 MB)
Medium office(ZIP 2.1 MB)(ZIP 2.1 MB)(ZIP 2.1 MB)
Small office(ZIP 1.4 MB)(ZIP 1.4 MB)(ZIP 1.4 MB)
Warehouse(ZIP 980 KB)(ZIP 980 KB)(ZIP 980 KB)
Stand-alone retail(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
Strip mall(ZIP 2.3 MB)(ZIP 2.3 MB)(ZIP 2.3 MB)
Primary school(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)
Secondary school(ZIP 3.9 MB)(ZIP 3.9 MB)(ZIP 3.9 MB)
Supermarket(ZIP 2.2 MB)(ZIP 2.2 MB)ZIP 2.2 MB)
Fast food(ZIP 1.1 MB)(ZIP 1.1 MB)(ZIP 1.1 MB)
Restaurant(ZIP 1 MB)(ZIP 1 MB)(ZIP 1 MB)
Hospital(ZIP 3.9 MB)(ZIP 3.9 MB)(ZIP 3.9 MB)
Outpatient health care(ZIP 888 KB)(ZIP 888 KB)(ZIP 888 KB)
Small Hotel(ZIP 4.7 MB)(ZIP 4.7 MB)(ZIP 4.7 MB)
Large Hotel(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)
Midrise Apartment(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)(ZIP 2.6 MB)

 

Climate ZoneVersion 1.0_3.0
updated 11/25/08
Version 1.1_3.1
updated 5/5/09
Version 1.2_4.0
updated 10/31/09
1A Miami, Florida(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
2A Houston, Texas(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
2B Phoenix, Arizona(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
3A Atlanta, Georgia(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)
3B Los Angeles, California(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)
3B Las Vegas, Nevada(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)
3C San Francisco, California(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
4A Baltimore, Maryland(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)(ZIP 2 MB)
4B Albuquerque, New Mexico(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
4C Seattle, Washington(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
5A Chicago, Illinois(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
5B Boulder, Colorado(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
6A Minneapolis, Minnesota(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
6B Helena, Montana(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
7 Duluth, Minnesota(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)
8 Fairbanks, Alaska(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)(ZIP 1.9 MB)

 

Other Files

Climate ZoneVersion 1.0_3.0
updated 11/25/08
Version 1.1_3.1
updated 5/5/09
Version 1.2_4.0
updated 10/31/09
TMY2 Weather Data(ZIP 3.7 MB)(ZIP 3.7 MB)(ZIP 3.7 MB)
Summary of Changes (PDF 26 KB)(PDF 105 KB)
Energy Use Intensities (PDF 31 KB)(PDF 70 KB)