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Using Daylighting Performance to Optimise Façade Design

3 July 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The seminar about optimising the building façade (with the Virtual Environment) using annual daylight performance for comfort and energy use.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Using climate based daylight modelling (CBDM) in RadianceIES to investigate captured daylight through annual performance metrics.
  • How CBDM can feedback on the impact from façade design strategies to visual comfort by reviewing annual illuminance, sDA, ASE, UDI.
  • Reviewing the annual impact of internal shades working in conjunction with the façade’s architectural design features.
  • Understanding how seasonal, climatic, topographical and surrounding building impacts can be quantified for true daylight performance.
  • How CBDM can be used to target enhanced daylight capture with reduced artificial lighting energy use.

Utilising daylight sensors based on the CBDM method and then feeding into an ApacheSim energy simulation to investigate daylight dimming strategies.

Speaker:  Colin Rees, Consultancy Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd


3 July 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Teacher Building
14-16 St Enoch Square
Glasgow, G1 4DB United Kingdom


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