Application Design With Climate
Climate responsive design contributes to efficient building
design, can greatly improve comfort and quality of life of
its inhabitants, increases sustainability and offers a huge
potential for energy savings. The passive igloo has shown
that passive strategies are most efficient : they allowed
us to live in the harsh conditions of the arctic over a full
year in good comfort and complete self sufficiency.
Design With Climate is a qualitative design assistant
tool. It evaluates numerous winter and summer design strategies
as a function of hourly climatic data of a given station at
Design With Climate is licenced free of charge.
So you are free to use and share it with others provided that
copies are not made or distributed for commercial advantage.
Design with Climate is written in Java so and should
work on any computer. Just extract the zip file to a suitable
location and double-clic the DWC*.jar file to make it start.
If nothing happens, you may have to type 'java -jar DWC*.jar'
from a console. If it still does not start, check that you
have the Java Virtual Machine installed. It can be obtained
at no cost from the Java (Oracle) website.
(136 kB) version beta 0.1
Note : Design With Climate requires a climate data file of
the station of interest. Files of hourly climatic data in
EPW (EnergyPlus Weather) format are available on the Internet
for hundreds of stations around the world.
This is a beta release. Feel free to feed back. Suggestions
are welcome. Contact...
Peter Gallinelli, July 2016