Climatic Information
ASHRAE Technical Committee 4.2


Climate Related Links

Global Weather Data Sources
The GWDS web page was originally a project sponsored by ASHRAE. It is a convenient source of international weather data.
The page was recently updated to use information from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and to link to data sources from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation
Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation begins with an introduction to the concepts of performance indicators and targets, followed by a discussion on the role of building simulation in performance-based building design and operation. This sets the ground for in-depth discussion of performance prediction for energy demand, indoor environmental quality (including thermal, visual, indoor air quality and moisture phenomena), HVAC and renewable system performance, urban level modelling, building operational optimization and automation.