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What are .BINM and .FIN4 files in relation to weather data? And are they used in OpenStudio?

asked 2016-03-24 09:41:59 -0500

VictoriaEagen's avatar

updated 2020-01-20 13:36:40 -0500

I purchased real weather data and they sent me three files. A .epw file, that I know how/where to implement, but also .BINM and .FIN4, what are these and are they implemented in the OpenStudio Application somewhere?

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answered 2016-03-24 10:01:46 -0500

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No they aren't. The '.fin4' is a processor file more or less proprietary to White Box. '.binm' is the DOE-2 weather file.

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Yes, change .binm to .bin to use with DOE2 (eQuest, etc).

Chris Jones's avatar Chris Jones  ( 2016-03-24 10:04:35 -0500 )edit

Read the white box FAQ here. There's a fin4 to bin (and vice versa) on the doe2 website. I've used for example to combine two weather files into one (say March 2014 to February 2015)

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2016-03-26 20:09:54 -0500 )edit

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