3.2.5 Calendar

Year for Analysis


All projects


The calendar year to be used for the annual energy simulations. This input determines the correspondence between days of the week and the days on which weather events on the weather tape occur and has no other impact.


List: choose a year (other than a leap year).

Input Restrictions

Any calendar year that does not include a leap year.

Baseline Rules

Same calendar year as the proposed design


Schedule of Holidays


All projects


A list of dates on which holidays are observed and on which holiday schedules are used in the simulations


Data structure

Input Restrictions

The following ten holidays represent the default set. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the holiday is observed on the Friday proceeding the Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.

New Years Day

January 1

Martin Luther King Day

Third Monday in January

Presidents Day

Third Monday in February

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

First Monday in September

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October

Veterans Day

November 11

Thanksgiving Day

Fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Day

December 25

Other holiday sets may be observed when input by the user.

Baseline Rules

The baseline building model shall observe the same holidays specified for the proposed design