Arup, Argos Analytics, and IES have just announced their partnership to make WeatherShift™ future weather data available for online purchase at an entry price point 75% less than prior offers. The WeatherShift tool, developed to help building owners reduce their future cost risk due to climate change, enables designers to develop strategies for readying buildings to respond to potential impacts of climate change.
Climate change is responsible for increasing global temperatures, which are causing significant shifts in weather patterns. These shifts are influencing energy use, water stress, and the comfort conditions of buildings and urban environments throughout the world. The WeatherShift tool also helps local governments to make better informed investment decisions during the initial design phases of large master planning and infrastructure projects.
Users will now be able to purchase WeatherShift future weather data by specifying a location, emissions scenario, and future time period via the IES website (link below). Arup and Argos will then provide the purchaser customized future weather data generated by adjusting historical weather data based on climate projections run for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The data can be used to simulate building and urban performance under future climate conditions and enables designers to develop strategies for readying buildings to respond to potential impacts and maintain their core services.
To purchase WeatherShift files visit www.iesve.com/support/weatherfiles/weathershift