How to: Change the Climate Data to reference one of the climatic zones of South Africa

Posted: 23 June 2013 in ArchiCad, Architecture, Documentation, EcoDesigner, Energy Efficiency, Graphisoft, Import, Interportability, Modeling, Tips & Tricks, Training, Virtual Building

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The first step before changing the climate data is to set the Project Location. This is important considering that choosing one of the climatic zones of South Africa would not help you to locate the project correctly.

To do this you can access the Project Location from Energy Model Review > Environment Settings…

With the Project Location window open you can then enter a Latitude: and Longitude: Please note: this can be entered as “decimal degrees” or “degrees, minutes, seconds” by clicking on the arrow pointing to the right.

 

You can verify the coordinates that you have entered by clicking on the button “Show in Google Maps…”

Once you have done this you can click on “OK” to close the Project Location window. You should then see Environment Settings window once again. Now click on button “Climate Data”

 

Now click on the option: Use ASHRAE IWEC, TMY, WTEC2…

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