Generally, it is best to specify the original purpose of the building as the building type, and then modify the use-area type to reflect its current use. Select building type = "Education", use-area type = "Office." The building's construction characteristics are inferred based on building type, while usage parameters (including occupancy, lighting and equipment use, and hot water demand) are based on the use-area type.
There is effectively no limit to the number of building sets allowed in a single case if there is enough hard drive space. Currently, each building set occupies approximately 4.3 megabytes of space across all file types. Given adequate storage space, FEDS can be—and has been—used to model an entire community, city, or utility service area.
There is no real limit to the number of buildings that can be modeled in a building set. However, building sets are designed to model buildings that share similar characteristics. The more similar buildings are within a given building set, the more accurate the results will be.
Use the building type or use-area designation that best fits regardless of which list it is on. The building set classes were grouped this way to aid in the selection of common types, but either list may be selected.