Climate Consultant is a graphic-based computer program that helps architects, builders, contractor, homeowners, and students understand their local climate.
It uses annual 8760 hour EPW format climate data that is made available at no cost by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for thousands of weather stations around the world. Climate Consultant translates this raw climate data into dozens of meaningful graphic displays.
The purpose is not simply to plot climate data, but rather to organize and represent this information in easy-to-understand ways that show the subtle attributes of climate, and its impact on built form. The goal is to help users create more energy efficient, more sustainable buildings, each of which is uniquely suited to its particular spot on this planet.
Climate Consultant video tutorial.