Inter-model comparison of five climate-based daylight modelling techniques: redirecting glazing/shading systems

Eleonora Brembilla, Doris A. Chi Pool, Christina J. Hopfe, John Mardaljevic

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Abstract

The evolution of building facades towards increasingly smarter and more complex fenestration systems required an evolution in simulation capabilities too. While simulation software can reliably reproduce the system's optical behaviour, the climate-based daylight evaluation of entire buildings needs to efficiently combine accuracy and computation speed. Five state-of-the-art Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) techniques to evaluate a space with fixed Venetian blinds are compared with each others. Multiple options to apply these techniques are also considered. The use of annual metrics based on global illumination led to a good agreement between all methods, while evaluating only direct sunlight exposed some profound differences between simulation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017
EditorsCharles S. Barnaby, Michael Wetter
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages874-883
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 20179 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period7/08/179/08/17

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