With the addition of our new chat functionality, we have received a lot of feedback and learned thatmany of you want tocontrol the weather.
We figured out how to control the weather - well at least in an energy-model. Per your feedback, we made it easy for you to edit or even create weather files (and do all of this entirely in Microsoft Excel).
Many of you have probably tried editing weather files - and you probably found that it would be easier to control the actual weather.
The folks here put our heads together, and with my ninja-like weather-editing skills, and with a little programming, we created a spreadsheet that makes it simple for you to import weather data, edit it, and then export the changes directly into a file that is immediately readable by TRACE 700 or EnergyPlus (Actually, the file is even readable by DOE2 when converted to BIN - which takes about 5 minutes)
Bob Fassbender graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Chemical-Engineering. Following graduation, he spent 3 years working as a Marketing Engineer for Trane C.D.S. In the C.D.S. group, Bob developed and supported design and analysis software, primarily TRACE 700™. In addition to his development work, Bob also traveled around the country as a TRACE 700™ and System Analyzer™ instructor. Bob is also an experienced user with eQUEST energy modeling software. Today, Bob continues training and energy modeling as a LEED accredited professional (with a focus on LEED EA credit 1).
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