Accuweather's secret home energy efficiency function...

... shhh, don't tell ! I recently ran across this functionality on Accuweather, after doing a google search for something or other:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/new-york-ny/10007/home-energy-effi...

If you click on the about button, you essentially get a zero explanation. Monitoring it for several days, it seems to prioritize sunniness, then temperature, then who knows? Prioritizing sunniness would mean they assume that most homes have a great solar orientation, especially for the rooms used the most in daylight hours, for which as far as I know there is no data:

http://oikos.com/esb/42/solar.html 

Perhaps this breakthrough in weather forecasting(certainly more important to saving energy and the climate than 'golf weather') can be useful to building designers and smart thermostat designers?

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Comment by Tom DelConte on March 7, 2012 at 11:27am

Mike, you're right, it doesn't seem to correlate with anything now. how bout that, just when i wanted to yell, "eureka!" But it sure has a beautiful graphic.

Comment by Mike on March 6, 2012 at 7:26pm

Tom - thanks for this, pure comedy. Though I don't think your suspicion that the algorithm prioritizes sunniness is quite right, see image of the Denver forecast here:

http://www.demandsidesolutions.com/2012/03/from-the-gimmick-departm...

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