Posts tagged "Weather Data"

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...

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...