Hi Abraham @AbrahamYezioro ,
We are trying to run simulations for outdoor comfort for a prototype. We started with a clear patch of surface located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as the location of the simulation to run the analysis on and build our way from there.
Initially, we were using honeybee to find the utci values of the studies and the ‘baseline’ (only land) surface. However, we had to start the cumbersome ENVI-Met simulation of the same scenario as it accounts for metrics like perspiration and tree evapotranspiration etc.
The issue we are facing is, when we ran the simulation on flat land with no trees, we got drastically different results. ENVI-Met gave us late 20’s and 30’s Celsius (which is very cool and unsual for Abu Dhabi on May 15s (the day of the test)). Honeybee gave us a more realistic measure of late 30’s and early 40’s Celsius that ,based on my experience of living in Dubai, sounds reasonable. So if we want to compare the simulations, they would have a similar denominator so we can compare apples to apples. But the ENVI-Met simulations and Honeybee simulations of the SAME conditions differ by a 10 degree Celcius. So we were trying to work around that where both platform reference the same base ‘weather file’ or something similar.
Any help would be appreciated, and sorry for the late response! storms just keep coming on this side of the pond.