Degree Days - Weather Data for Heating and Cooling - UK and International

By: BizEE Business Energy Efficiency Software  23/04/2009
Keywords: software, Electricity, energy efficiency is a website for generating heating degree days and cooling degree days for locations around the world.

Heating degree days are a form of weather data that's commonly used for analysis of the heating energy consumption of buildings. generates this data freely, and in a variety of formats, for over a thousand UK weather stations.

Degree day data is available in daily format, weekly format (with any first day of the week), and monthly format, and it can be generated with a variety of base temperatures or balance points.  This is important, the most appropriate balance point for degree-day-based analysis varies from building to building.

The site also generates free cooling degree days.  These are essentially heating degree days in reverse - they're used for analysis of the cooling energy consumption of buildings.

All the degree days are calculated using data from Weather Underground - a source of weather data for locations worldwide.

There are also articles explaining what degree days are and how best to use them.

The site is primarily used by professionals in the energy-saving industry, but it's also popular amongst homeowners that are looking to reduce their domestic energy consumption.

Visit to use the site.

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