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Climate Consultant 3.0: A Tool for Visualizing Building Energy Implications of Climates

Designing and remodeling buildings that are truly climate responsive depends first on gaining a detailed
accurate understanding of the local climate. A newly revised design tool called Climate Consultant 3.0 has just
been released that is intended for architects, students of architecture, builders, contractors, and knowledgeable homeowners. It reads the local climate data for all 8760
hours per year in EPW (EnergyPlus Weather) format files which are now available for over a thousand
stations around the world. For any chosen location Climate Consultant 3.0 will display dozens of different
graphic images of various weather attributes and will suggest building design strategies appropriate for the
unique characteristics of that climate. Both Climate Consultant and EPW Climate Data are available on the
web at no cost.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-10-09 15:40:53
Alternate Title Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 2007
Description Designing and remodeling buildings that are truly climate responsive depends first on gaining a detailed
accurate understanding of the local climate. A newly revised design tool called Climate Consultant 3.0 has just
been released that is intended for architects, students of architecture, builders, contractors, and knowledgeable homeowners. It reads the local climate data for all 8760
hours per year in EPW (EnergyPlus Weather) format files which are now available for over a thousand
stations around the world. For any chosen location Climate Consultant 3.0 will display dozens of different
graphic images of various weather attributes and will suggest building design strategies appropriate for the
unique characteristics of that climate. Both Climate Consultant and EPW Climate Data are available on the
web at no cost.
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Subject
Source UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design
Selector Offley
Date Of Record Creation 2008-10-09 15:32:45
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-01-19 18:27:06
Creator Murray Milne, Robin Liggett, and Rashed Al-Shaali
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2008-10-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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