Custom EPW files may be created by experienced users and imported using the "Import EPW File" option. There is also an option in FEDS version 8 that allows users to view and alter the weather data (e.g., drybulb temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, and sky clearness). This is presently intended to allow users to make weather adjustments to be used when calibrating a model to conditions for a specific base year. Contact FEDS support for more information.
Yes. FEDS now provides an option to import additional weather station data. An "Import EPW Weather File" feature enables users to access the growing number of weather station data representing many locations globally, as well as more recent records of typical climate data, and even data covering specific time periods or energy modeling scenarios. All data must be in standard EPW file format. Refer to the FEDS User’s Guide for more information.
Choose a weather station that most closely represents the weather at your location. Most times it will be a city in the same state as you, but can be in a neighboring state, or in some instances in another region altogether. When specifying the zip code of the site or building(s), FEDS will recommend a weather station that offers the most similar weather to your location.
FEDS now offers 1.116 weather station data locations, primarily from a TMY3 and CWEC sources. From this data it derives such information as heating and cooling design day conditions, hourly temperature, clearness, and humidity profiles for a typical meteorological year. See Appendix D of the FEDS User's Guide for more information.