Just want to share this tool that I stumbled across lately: Elements is a free, open-source, cross-platform software tool for creating and editing custom weather files for building energy modeling. The goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive, integrated application suitable for handling all of the common tasks associated with weather files. Major features include capabilities to:

Read/write common weather file formats

  • DOE-2 (.bin, .fmt)
  • EnergyPlus (.epw)

Browse/edit weather data

  • Smart spreadsheet editor
  • Automatic preservation of psychrometric and solar relationships
  • Tools for bulk data transformation: offset, scale, normalize
  • Copy and paste to/from Excel
  • File header editor
  • IP or SI units

Visualize weather data

  • Dynamic, multi-variable line chart (experimental)

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