Tips and Tricks for Using EnergyPlus — EnergyPlus 9.1

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This file (Locations-DesignDays.xls) can be found in the MacroDataSets folder. While not strictly a macro file, it leads one to be able to download the ASHRAE design day definitions from the EnergyPlus website. The spreadsheet format contains a sheet for each of the WMO regions as well as the California Climate Zones, specifically sheets included are:

  • Readme – an upfront readme page

  • WMO1 Africa

  • WMO2 Asia

  • WMO3 South America

  • WMO4 North & Central America

  • CZ Files – California Climate Zones

  • WMO5 Southwest Pacific

  • WMO6 Europe

  • WMO7 Antarctica

Each WMO (World Meteorological Organization) page contains the countries represented, specific cities that have design conditions data from ASHRAE, a link to the full imf file with location, daylighting saving and design day definitions as well as a link to that region’s weather page on the EnergyPlus website. Pressing the links here will allow you to download the files.