Posts tagged "Weather Data"

Ladybug for Dynamo

Ladybug is an open source environmental plugin originally developed for Grasshopper3D that helps architects and engineers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design. Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Dynamo and provides a variety of 3D interactive graphics to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design. You can do solar and solar...

Webinar – Weather Data for Energy Modeling

The Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA hosted this free webinar on January 21, 2016 on the topic of Weather Data for Energy Modeling. Every energy model depends on good, accurate weather data. This webinar will offer presentations from three experts to discuss: How weather data files are developed TMY (Typical Meteorological Year) data vs. AMY (Actual...

ISHRAE makes available for free Typical Year weather files for 62 locations in India

ISHRAE (The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) announced the Web  release of a new set of “typical year” weather files for 62 locations in India. This new set of ISHRAE weather files was created with the help of White Box Technologies (USA) utilizing weather data from various sources, including the Indian Bureau...

21st Century “Typical Year” Weather Files for 224 Canadian Locations Now Available

White Box Technologies announced the release of a new set of  21st Century “typical year” weather files for 224 Canadian locations. These CN2014 weather files were produced using the same raw data source, i.e., NCEI’s (formerly NCDC) Integrated Surface Hourly Database (ISD), and software that were used in creating the IWEC2 weather files. The 224...

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta Available

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta is the latest release available for testing. It fixes some errors found in version 5.5, has fine-tuned the choice of Best Design Guidelines, and offers the capability to export selected EPW weather data variables and calculated statistics to a CSV file for viewing in EXCEL. Two major enhancements include a link...

Revision of TMY3 Weather Files

White Box Technologies (WBT), in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has revised the TMY3 weather files to correct inconsistencies in units for illuminances, improve the reporting of Liquid Precipitation, replace all missing records with interpolated or filled values (chiefly for visibility, ceiling height, aerosol optical depth, and albedo), and add a new...

A New Site for EPW Weather Data – Climate.OneBuilding.Org

Climate.OneBuilding.Org is a new respository of weather datasets for building performance simulation. Why should you download Climate Data Files from Climate.OneBuilding? 2013 Design Condtions from ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook New Weather Data Sets that You Can’t Get from EnergyPlus web site Frequently Updated as New Weather Data Sets and Design Conditions are Released Consistent naming and...
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...