Advancing Lighting and Daylighting Simulation: The Transition from Analysis to Design Aid Tools
This paper explores three significant software development requirements for making the transition from standalone lighting simulation/analysis tools to simulation-based design aid tools. These requirements include specialized lighting simulation engines, facilitated methods for creating detailed simulatable building descriptions, and automated techniques for providing lighting design guidance. Initial computer implementations meant to address each of these requirements are discussed to further elaborate these requirements and to illustrate work-in-progress toward fulfilling them.
International Building Performance Simulation Association Fourth International Conference
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Building Technologies Department, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Windows and Envelope Materials
Building Façade Solutions, Daylighting Systems, Daylighting Systems:Modeling Daylight, Windows and Daylighting, W and D: Low Energy Facades and Daylighting, BTUS Windows and Daylighting