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weatherFile.site.climateZones issues

asked 2016-07-10 10:28:11 -0500

I am trying to map ASHRAE climate zones to BuildingAmerica climate zones in a reporting measure. I was thinking of doing this using:

wf = model.weatherFile.get
site = wf.site.get
czs = site.climateZones.get
cz0 = csz.getClimateZone(0)
czval = cz0.value

Except czval always comes up "". Other cz0 fields like year and document are fine. Any ideas? For the time being, I am resorting to substring searches in the weather file path string.

Related question: why does site.climateZones consistently have two entries? Not really a problem, just strange.

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answered 2016-07-11 05:29:20 -0500

updated 2016-07-11 05:40:39 -0500

site.climateZoneshas two entries because there's the ASHRAE and the CEC Climate zone (see image)

Your czval ends up being empty because this has actually nothing to do with the weather file itself, these are set by the user (and you probably haven't done it): they are the "Measure Tags" you find on the "Site" page of OpenStudio:

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Source: ClimateZones.hpp. There's a todo that you could tackle :)

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I guess that's what I get for only working via the SDK. Thanks.

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image__AmirRoth__ ( 2016-07-11 11:23:52 -0500 )edit

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