Agreement to not use deprecated IfcElectricHeaterType for electrical space heaters [modified 2013-04-10]

Based on          IFC2x3

Initiator            Official buildinSMART IFC2x3 CV2.0 certification programme

Effects              Coordination View 2.0

Date                    2010 09 [modified 2013-04-10]


The use of the deprecated IfcElectricHeaterType is not allowed (as it will not be supported in the next IFC4 release).

    * electric space heaters shall be represented by IfcFlowTerminal (for individual occurrences) and IfcSpaceHeaterType (for common type information).

Addition 2013-04-10:

The following applies to all space heater (independent of source of energy supply):

    * the individual occurrence is of type: IfcFlowTerminal

    * the common type information is of type: IfcSpaceHeaterType


This supersedes the documentation in IFC2x3, where electric space heaters occurrences

are defined as IfcFlowTerminal and non-electrical as IfcEnergyConversionDevice and it is in line

with the improved definition in IFC4.

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