Open Source Models and Tools

The ERA5-Processor v1.0.0 software generates weather files in the EnergyPlus Weather (EPW) format for forcing various urban physics model software such as the Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG). ERA5-Processor is a bot programmed to automatically download and process information from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Reanalysis v5 (ERA5) data product. It consists of two sub-modules: the Veracious Weather File Processor (VWFP) and the Virtuous Weather File Bot (VWFB) software. The ERA5-Processor can generate an EPW file for any year and location inside the spatio-temporal domain of the ERA5 data product. The program is accessible open-source on Github with full documentation.

ERA5-Processor v1.0.0 Software

The Veracious Weather File Processor (VWFP v1.0.0) Software

The Vatic Weather File Generator (VWFG v1.0.0) Software

The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG v2.0.0) Software

The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG v1.5.0) Software

The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG v1.4.5) Software

The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG v1.3.2) Software

The Very Large-Eddy Simulation (VLES v1.0.0) Software

Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) Model

FLEXible PARTicle dispersion (FLEXPART) Model

Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model

Open Field Operation And Manipulation (OpenFOAM) Model

Python Programming Language

PyCharm: The Python IDE for Professional Developers

EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Tool

Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS) Tool for Buildings

Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IESVE)

Green Building Councils

World Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council

U.K. Green Building Council

Cascadia Green Building Council

Green Building Certifications

Living Building Challenge

Passivhaus Institute


Earth Data (NASA)

Landsat Satellite Data (USGS)

Energy Plus (e+) Weather Data for Building Simulations