South Africa ’ s Climatic Zones : Today , Tomorrow

  title={South Africa ’ s Climatic Zones : Today , Tomorrow},
  author={Dirk C. U. Conradie},
  • Dirk C. U. Conradie
  • Published 2012
To design energy efficient buildings using an optimal combination of passive design strategies it is necessary to understand the particular climate designed for. To use energy simulation software such as EnergyPlus TM , Ecotect TM or DesignBuilder TM to calculate building energy consumption or undertake a predictive thermal simulation of naturally ventilated buildings requires a detailed set of specially structured electronic weather data files such as the epw, tmy and iwec formats widely… CONTINUE READING