Table 2.2 Sustainable Buildings Interannual Parameters
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1. DOE/ASHRAE Climate Building:
  • Cooling Degree Days Above 0° & 10° C (CDD)
  • Heating Degree Days Below 18.3°C (HDD)
  • Temperature at 2 Meters
  • 2. Meteorology (Moisture and Other):
  • Precipitation (mm day-1)
  • Specific Humidity at 2 Meters (kg kg-1)
  • Relative Humidity at 2 Meters (%)
  • Surface Pressure (kPa)
  • 3. Meteorology (Temperature):
  • Temperature Range at 2 Meters (°C)
  • Earth Skin Temperature (°C)
  • Dew/Frost Point at 2 Meters (°C)
  • Maximum Temperature at 2 Meters (°C)
  • Minimum Temperature at 2 Meters (°C)
  • Temperature at 2 Meters (°C)
  • 4. Meteorology (Wind):
  • Minimum Wind Speed at 10 & 50 Meters (m/s)
  • Maximum Wind Speed at 10 & 50 Meters (m/s)
  • Wind Speed Range at 10 & 50 Meters (m/s)
  • Wind Direction at 10 & 50 Meters (Meteorological Convention) (Degrees)
  • Wind Speed at 10 & 50 Meters (m/s)
  • 5. Solar Irradiance and Related Parameters
  • Clear Sky Insolation Clearness Index (dimensionless)
  • Downward thermal Infrared (longwave) Radiative Flux (kW-hr/m^2/day)
  • Top-of-atmosphere Insolation (kW-hr/m^2/day)
  • Clear Sky Insolation Incident on a Horizontal Surface (kW-hr/m^2/day)
  • All-sky Insolation Incident on a Horizontal Surface (kW-hr/m^2/day)