Posts tagged "Climate Analysis"

New Analyzing Climate Data in Autodesk Ecotect

Climate Consultant Updated to Version 5.1 and New Beta Available to Download

Climate Consultant Updated to Version 5.1 and New Beta Available to Download

New versions of Climate Consultant were recently published at the UCLA Energy Design Tools website: “Climate Consultant 5.1 (Build 2, June 8, 2011): There are a number of new features in Version 5.1 such as additions to the Sun Shading plot to allow the user to click and drag shading masks for fins and overhangs....

WeaTran Weather Data Translation

The WeaTran software, which is available free-of-charge through the University of Dayton via the link below reads TMY and EPW files and translates the data to other useful formats. In addition, to help summarize a climate graphically, it displays a psychrometric chart of monthly temp and humidity data as well as a time-series chart of...

DView Weather Data Visualisation Program

DView displays hourly time series data in a variety of formats. Mistaya engineering developed DView for NREL to help with the visual analysis of all kinds of hourly time series data, with a particular emphasis on “typical meteorological year” data. DView opens text files and Excel files containing any type of hourly data, and it...

Diva Adds Performance Analysis to Rhino

A team of researchers at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design have released Diva, a plug-in for the popular 3D modeling software Rhino that allows for performance analysis without exporting a model out of Rhino. When installed, Diva appears as an additional toolbar in Rhino. In use, it accesses free analysis tools on the...
Climate Consultant 5 Beta Released

Climate Consultant 5 Beta Released

This Version 5.0 adds a number of new features to those in the prior version of Climate Consultant 4 including three additional Comfort Models: ASHARE Handbook 2005, ASHRAE Standard 55, and Adaptive Comfort. It now comes with climate data for all of California’s 16 climate zones, but climate data is also available for over two...

Climate Consultant 4.0 released

Researchers with the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design have released an updated version of Climate Consultant. This free, easy-to-use, graphic-based computer program displays climate data in dozens of ways useful to architects, builders, contractors, and homeowners, including temperatures, humidity, wind velocity, sky cover, and solar radiation in both 2-D and 3-D graphics for...