WEATHER DATA: White Box Technologies releases 2016 weather data for 8, 140 locations worldwide and other weather products

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White Box Technologies (WBT) has now made available 2016 weather files down through Oct 27
for 8,140 locations around the world (2110 US, 275 Canadian, 5755 international).After the
end of year, these 2016 weather files will be updated at no additonal cost. Added to the
weather files previously generated going back to 2001, the WBT Weather web site now
contains 16-year time series of hourly weather for 6,500 locations, and shorter time
series for another 3,500 locations, or over 130,000 weather files in all. WBT can also
create "typical year" weather files for any of these locations, although one should check
first whether there's an existing TMY3/CN2014 for a US or Canadian location, or a IWEC2
file for an international location.

Please go here for a
list of all 2016 files for US and Canada or here
for a list of all 2016
files for international locations. To search for a weather file on the WBT Weather web
site, please go here and use either the "Search by List" or the "Search by Google Maps"

In addition to the regular update of current year weather files, the following weather
products have been introduced over the past 14 months:

*/1./**/MX2015/*is a set of "typical year" weather files for 119 Mexican locations based
on 16 years of historical weather from 2001-2015, with satellite-derived solar radiation.

*/2./**/CN2014/*was introduced in Oct 2015 and contains "typical year" weather files for
224 Canadian locations. They are based on 15 years of historical weather from 2000-2014,
and thus 25 years more recent than the CWEC2, which used data ending in 1989. These will
also be upgraded with satellite-derived solar radiation in 2017.

*/3./**/ISHRAE2/*is a set of "typical year" weather files for 62 Indian locations. These
weather files were developed by WBT for ISHRAE in 2014 utilizing weather data from various
sources in India and the US. The ISHRAE2 files are free in accordance to an agreement with
the Indian government.

*/4./**/Custom TYP/*"typical year" weather files for 117 locations not covered in other
weather data sets. These were done on demand for the past 5 years and generally cover
underserved regions of the world, such as Latin America and Subsaharan Africa, and a few
odd places in the US. For a list of these TYP files, please go here

The following features and products have been previously announced but repeated here for
new viewers:

*/5./**/Of special interest to eQUEST users/*, a feature was added in 2014 allowing users
to create composite weather file combining data from two consecutive years but running
from Jan. 1 of one year to Dec.31 of the preceding year. This is very handy when doing
simulations for a project period that extends over two calendar years (see this memo
for details).

*/6./**/Of special interest to EnergyPlus users/*, all WBT weather files are now provided
with Design Day files (*.DDY), either from the /2013 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals
(HOF)/, or calculated from the historical record of that weather station. This second
method is increasingly important, as the number of WBT weather stations is now 40% larger
than the /HOF/, and also shows how design conditions can change over time.

*/7./**/ASHRAE IWEC2/*(*/I/*/nternational Weather for Energy Calculations/) is a large set
of ?typical year? weather files for 3,012 international locations outside of the USA and
Canada. */IWEC2 /*weather files were developed in a 4-year project utilizing actual
reports from thousands of weather stations around the world going back 25 years. */IWEC2/*
weather files can be purchased either for individual locations, countryand region sets, or
even the entire collection. For a complete list of all */IWEC2/* stations, see here
. For more information, please
*/IWEC2 /*files will soon also available from IES-VE and CYPE in early 2017.


Joe Huang
White Box Technologies, Inc.
346 Rheem Blvd., Suite 205A
Moraga CA 94556
yjhuang at for simulation-ready weather data
(o) (925)388-0265
(c) (510)928-2683
"building energy simulations at your fingertips"

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