TITLE

A daylighting knowledge base for performance-driven facade design exploration

AUTHOR(S)
Gagne, Jaime M. L.; Andersen, Marilyne
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Leukos (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America);Oct2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Heuristics and simple design guides are important tools for designers who wish to incorporate daylighting into the early design process. This paper describes a simulation-based method for generating simple rules for facade design based on specific climate data. This approach uses a design of experiments methodology to populate a detailed daylighting knowledge base. To enable consideration of both visual performance and visual comfort, the knowledge base contains information about whole-year, climate-based illuminance and glare metrics. The design parameters considered include window and shading device geometry and glazing materials. The approach illustrates how various design elements affect daylighting performance and provides a simple way to approach daylighting early in the design process. It can be employed for design and in educational settings.
ACCESSION #
70267797

 

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