Germany’s Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) and the national meteorological service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), have updated their meteorological conditions database for Germany
The test reference year datasets describe the typical climatic conditions for every hour in a year for each square kilometer of Germany. In addition to typical values, there are also datasets for extremely cold winter and very hot summer conditions - information that is invaluable to HVAC designers and architects.
The new dataset offers greatly improved spatial resolution as well as future scenarios for 2031 through 2060.
“The new climate data make a comprehensive contribution to sustainable construction adapted to the local climate,” says Dr. Robert Kaltenbrunner of the BBSR. “Ever more homeowners are choosing heating, cooling, and hot-water systems based on renewable energy sources, such as solar energy and photovoltaics. In order to economically exploit these energy sources in particular, you need an exact understanding of the local climatic conditions.”
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