iCD Weather Data Instructions
iCD Energy simulations require reference weather data for the location of the building. The nearest weather file from the VE installation is selected when the site location or import is selected in iCD.
A set of standard simulation weather files are included within the iCD (VE) installation or you can load any *.fwt or *.epw simulation weather file. Resources are provided here to give routes to acquire additional weather files that may be used in simulations.
To load a new weather file it has to be saved to the VE Standard Data and Weather Files (Shared Content) >> Weather folder in the installation. By default this is installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\IES\Shared Content\Weather but you may have modified this path when installing (check via VE Help >> Troubleshooting if in doubt). Save any new simulation weather file to this folder then restart iCD so that the next energy simulation will use this weather file if it is closest to the project site.