Posts tagged "Weather Data"
Elements - Weather File Editor and Visualizer

Elements – Weather File Editor and Visualizer

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...
How to Generate Climate Change Model Based Future Weather Data

How to Generate Climate Change Model Based Future Weather Data

This is a good tutorial on how to morph future weather data from current weather data for building performance simulation. The Ecotect Weather Tool is then used to compare and visualize the data. The future weather data will be morphed from an existing Energy Plus weather file using CCWorldWeatherGen, an Excel based Climate Change Weather...

New Web Resource for Weather Data for Energy Calculations

White Box Technologies announced the launch of WBT Weather Data for Energy Calculations, a web site providing instant Web access to typical year and historical year weather files for thousands of locations around the world created from recorded weather data going back as far as 30 years to as recent as the past week.  This...
meteonorm Weather Data Generator: New Version 7 Released

meteonorm Weather Data Generator: New Version 7 Released

meteonorm is a comprehensive meteorological reference. It gives you access to meteorological data for solar applications, system design, thermal analysis and a wide range of other applications for any location in the world. meteonorm addresses engineers, architects, teachers, planners and anyone interested in solar energy, climatology and building performance simulation. These are some of the...

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...
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...

Creating a High Quality Ecotect Weather File from Meteonorm

Just stumbled across this interesting Ecotect tutorial: “One of the problems with the weather files that are bundled with Ecotect is that they are usually out-dated. Also, most of the weather stations are city airports which do not reflect the true weather conditions that might be prevailing on your site. This is the reason why...

Autodesk Green Building Studio Adds More Than a Million Global Weather Locations

“The previous version of the Autodesk Green Building Studio service supported weather locations mainly based on large airport sites. The 1.6 million virtual weather locations now supported by the service are located no more than 8.8 miles (14 km) from any given project location covered by the new data set. The new virtual weather locations...

Online eLearning Platform for Whole Building Energy Simulation

Vibyor.com is an online eLearning platform for whole building energy simulation, day lighting simulation and LEED practioners’ courses and tutorials. Vibyor offers self learning tutorials and courseware on Weather and Material data, VisualDOE, eQUEST, ECOTECT, DesignBuilder, EnergyPro and EnergyPlus. “We believe that energy simulation is highly inter-disciplinary and experential in nature and can not be...

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...