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 14 April 2012 02:49 PM
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XY606

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Hi everyone,
I am new here and glad to find this sector of building environment.
Recently I am doing some research about daylight system.
Just a quick question, is there any way to find an accurate weather data file of Nottingham, which can be used on computer software?
It is very unfortunate both Energyplus and Ecotect library don't have this file.

Many thanks in advance.
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 19 April 2012 11:38 AM
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burn

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Try the Met Office website. They publish historic weather recording station data, month by month for decades ago.

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 19 April 2012 07:00 PM
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For daylight, it would be more usual to use a CIE standard overcast sky (and possibly adjust for orientation based on the differing illumination from azimuth to hoizon based on direction).

I'm not sure you'll get a sunlight file too easily. It might be worth getting hold of Nottingham Trent University - they used to have some good environmental engineering courses and I'm pretty certain they had a weather monitoring station (with a photocell addition) that provided data for the built environment and architectural engineering modules.

If you can get a download in CSV or similar, you can manipulate the daylight data to suit - I guess what will be problematic if you want hour by hour values is the cloud obscuration though, there are not many stations that record it. That said, a good study into how the point daylight factors vary with time and seasonally should give a good starting point if you are exploring either fenestration or internal lighting (and hopefully both)

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 18 May 2012 08:41 AM
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Nopes, No Clue.. but surely can ask someone about the software:

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Originally posted by: buildingangel

Nopes, No Clue.. but surely can ask someone about the software:



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