Building simulation programs require climate information in the form of hourly based typical weather years assembled from meteorological measurements. A thorough description of these weather data sets is presented in this paper followed by a classification based on the way they are derived from monitored data and a comparison between the different types. Finally, we analyse the efforts made to deliver urban specific climatic data to assess the effect of urban microclimate on buildings.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Advances in Building Energy Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2007|
- typical weather years
- urban climate
- building simulation
Oxyzidis, S., Dudek, A., & Aquilina, N. (2007). Typical weather years and the effect of urban microclimate on the energy behaviour of buildings and HVAC systems. Advances in Building Energy Research, 1(1), 89-103.