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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Weather Data and Predictions

Have you tried to convert your data with the Weather Statistics and Conversions tool ? If you manage to get the actual measured data in .csv, you could then convert it in .epw

--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Faran Qureshi <qureshi.faran@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for your reply.
> The weather files on the Energy plus website are the typical weather of a location, while I need the actual measured weather data.
> Most of the weather data resources listed in the additional resource you pointed out to, does not give the "epw" file directly, and if it does, then its not for free.
> So I was wondering if I could somehow get the "epw" files based on the real measured data, for free ?
> Lastly, I don't need weather predictions for Energy plus simulation. I need it for my controls.
> So, it would be great if I can also get the predictions.
> ________________________________
>  From: Linda Lawrie <linda@...>
> To: EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Weather Data and Predictions
> There are vast number of weather files available on the www.energyplus.gov  site.
> As well, there are a selected number of weather files available on the
> Yahoo Group EnergyPlus support site.
> Additional resources are shown in:
> http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/weatherdata_simulation.cfm 
> EnergyPlus weather files are designed for energy simulations. Weather
> predictions don't  enter into that.
> Information on selecting weather data appropriate for energy simulation
> is described in this paper:
> Drury B. Crawley. 1998. "Which Weather Data Should You Use for
> Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?" in ASHRAE Transactions,
> pp. 498-515, Vol. 104, Pt. 2. Atlanta: ASHRAE. (PDF 197 KB)
> PDF:
> http://energyplus.gov/pdfs/bibliography/whichweatherdatashouldyouuseforenergysimulations.pdf 
> EnergyPlus Development Team


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