Daylighting Simulation in the DOE-2 Building Energy Analysis Program

Publication Type

Journal Article

LBNL Report Number

LBL-18508

Abstract

A daylighting calculation has been intergrated grated into the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. Users can, for the first time in a widely-accepted, publicly-available program, determine the impact of daylight utilization on heating and cooling loads, energy use, energy cost, and peak electrical demand. We describe the algorithms which simulate hourly-varying interior illuminance, management of windows for sun and glare control, and the operation of electric lighting control systems. Sample DOE-2 daylighting output reports are presented and results of program validation against scale model illuminance measurements using the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory sky simulator are discussed.

Journal

Energy and Buildings

Volume

8

Year of Publication

1985

Pagination

271-286

Call Number

LBL-18508