dd Cooling degree-days is a unit of measure for calculating the effect of temperature on the consumption of energy (e.g. electricity) to cool a location. Temperature plays an important part in the consumption of energy to cool a house or other structures.
The amount of air-conditioning needed, created by adding up all temperature differences of the form ( daily temperature in °F - 65°F ) for each day in which the temperature exceeds 65°F.
A measure of how warm a location is over a period of time relative to a base temperature, most commonly specified as 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The measure is computed for each day by subtracting the base temperature (65 degrees) from the average of the day's high and low temperatures, with negative values set equal to zero. Each day's cooling degree-days are summed to create a cooling degree-day measure for a specified reference period. Cooling degree-days are used in energy analysis as an indicator of air conditioning energy requirements or use.