This session is presented by Christoph Reinhart via IBPSA University

This talk provides an overview of the use of computer-based daylight simulations for building and urban design. Following a review of the history of daylight calculation methods over the past 100 years, we will focus on the evolution of daylighting metrics from the daylight factor to climate-based metrics, interactive glare evaluations and emerging circadian alertness predictions. The presentation will close with a series of case studies ranging from façade detailing to urban zoning studies. Christoph Reinhart is an Associate Professor in Building Technology at MIT where he leads the Sustainable Design Lab.