Just a quick post to point out a couple of really useful tools.

The first is a web-based tool for finding weather files for a location of interest.

68747470733a2f2f7062732e7477696d672e636f6d2f74776565745f766964656f5f7468756d622f425f4a3744335255514141487774562e706e67

It’s similar to the Excel EPW finder tool we created a few years back, but much more modern looking. It is however missing a few of the useful features of our tool, so I may take a look at contributing to this repo myself. You can find the tool here and the github repository here.

The second is another web-based visualisation tool for EnergyPlus weather files.

At the moment the tool is limited to a few graphs, including a beautiful wind rose which would look great in a report, as well as drybulb temperature floodplot and cloud cover. It’s an open source project though and so you can suggest or even contribute new types of chart.

Take a look at the tool here here and the github repository here.

I hope these tools are useful for someone, whether for work, personal interest, or just because you’re lookong for an open source project to contribute to.

Jamie Bull | jamiebull1@gmail.com

Related Posts

WiGLE is a popular platform which can be used for finding the location of a device using the names of WiFi networks in its vicinity. I’ve written about this before, and wrote some Python code to interact with their API. This API has since been retired and replaced with a new one, as of December […]

Eppy is a really useful library which I’ve written about several times, since before I really had anything to offer in terms of contributing code. Over the past year or so though, I’ve started to contribute back some of the changes and additions I’ve made while using eppy on academic and commercial projects. This post […]

This post fixes a need to be able to see what I’m doing when generating EnergyPlus geometry files, without needing to fire up SketchUp. The approach is pretty simple, combining eppy with the mplot3d library for matplotlib. This is a much more lightweight solution than using something like mayavi. The goal here was to see […]

1 Comment on “View EnergyPlus geometry in Python”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *