Scoring Tool API Known Issues

We maintain a known issues page for the Scoring Tool here. Remedies for all are being pursued. Latest fixes are documented on the Release History page. If you find an error that is not listed please report it to hes_api_support@lbl.gov.

Some other issues to be aware of are listed below:

  • The PHP NuSOAP library converts strings submitted to boolean fields to "true". Thus there is no validation for typographical errors or the like. This could lead to unexpected results if "false" were mispelled. "ture" would be converted to "true" (presumably that would be the intent) but "flase" would not be converted to "false". This is the case in NuSOAP 0.9.6.
  • Some API users have been unclear about the water heater type tankless_coil. This is not an on-demand water heater, but a type of combined boiler/water heater. If heating.type is set to boiler then domestic_hot_water.categoy can be set to combinedand domestic_hot_water.type can be set to tankless_coil or indirect. The Scoring Tool does not presently have a category for tankless on-demand water heaters - these should be modeled as water heater type storage.