Paper Conference

Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Development Of A REST API For Obtaining Site-Specific Historical And Near-Future Weather Data In EPW Format

Hu Du, Phillip Jones, Eva Lucas Segarra, Carlos Fernández Bandera

Abstract: Obtaining site-specific high accuracy historical and nearfuture weather data have always been a challenging task for building simulation community to do either building performance analysis or predictive building control. Although ‘typical’ (such as TRY/TMY) or ‘extreme’ (such as DSY/DRY/EWF) weather files are made available, they often do not fit the purpose of studies. This paper demonstrates a novel approach to obtain realtime current and forecast weather in EPW format for building simulation using the free online toolchain. It is the first attempt to create weather API (Application programming interface) designed explicitly for building simulation community.
Pages: 629 - 634