Thanks @OmidmRashidi , for helping out @borui !
I wanted to add that the shade benefit workflow is really intended to be used with ideal air loads simulations (as in the original hydra example). In such ideal air loads cases, your energy benefit analysis is comparing the heat removed from the zone by the mechanical system against the heat that is added by the system, which is conceptually pretty clean. When you run it with a detailed HVAC system, you are probably comparing heating fuel energy against cooling electric energy, which is still ok but is a bit messier conceptually since, depending on how the electricity was generated, it might be better or worse than an equivalent unit of fuel. All that I am suggesting is that you may want to bring the heating/cooling energy to a state that they are the same type of energy in order to do a fair comparison. For example, you could multiply the electricity by a conversion factor to source energy, converting everything to kg of CO2, or going all of the way to calculating emergy.
Your EPW seems good. Are you saying it works for the DoE San Francisco file but not your own?