Posts tagged "Daylight"
Daylight Performance Predictions - IBPSA University

Daylight Performance Predictions – IBPSA University

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...
Greenbuild Session A09 - Daylighting Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

Greenbuild Session A09 – Daylighting Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

This is a very interesting session from last years Greenbuild on how four leading architectural firms tackle the issues around understanding daylight metrics and informing design decisions accordingly. How do firms start a daylight simulation program in-house, how do they run it, integrate with project schedules, and use it to make better design decisions? Leading...
URBANMODELING [v2.0] for Rhino Released

URBANMODELING [v2.0] for Rhino Released

Umi is a Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from a National Science Foundation...
Webinar: The New IES-Approved Daylight Metrics

Webinar: The New IES-Approved Daylight Metrics

Here are the slides and a recording of my October 23rd AIA San Francisco and IBPSA webinar on the New Daylight Metrics. Download slides here [vimeo 109997667 w=610&h=353]  

Revit Credit Manager for LEED

The Revit Credit Manager for LEED will allow you to automate calculations for your LEED Daylighting and Views IEQ 8.1 (Daylight Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) and IEQ8.2 (Views) credits as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk Revit 2014 software. Go to the Autodesk Feedback Community to find out more...

Daylight Factors and Nine out of Ten Daylight Simulation Programs Agree

This is a very interesting post on All Things Lighting on the history and reason behind the Daylight Factor as well as a comparison of ten daylight simulation programs with a surprising result .. Calculating daylight factors requires a 3D CAD model and daylight simulation software, if only to accurately model the spatial luminance distribution...
Daylighting Analysis with Autodesk Revit

Daylighting Analysis with Autodesk Revit

Now this add-in from Autodesk Labs seems to available worldwide. Let’s find out if it can replace our quite laborious workflows using Ecotect, Radiance, DIALux, Relux or 3ds Max. The Revit 2014 Daylighting Analysis (RDA) plug-in uses the Autodesk 360 Rendering cloud service to perform very fast and physically accurate daylighting analyses from within Revit....

VELUX Daylight Symposium 2013 – Presentations

Here are some great presentations from the VELUX Daylight Symposium 2013 that I stumbled across lately. As this is just a selection of a few please go to this Youtube playlist to see them all. Lisa Heschong – The Daylighting Potential of Existing Office Buildings Christoph Reinhart – The Lorax Project Signe Kongebro – What...

Daylighting Analysis with DAYSIM and Ecotect

Did you ever wanted to go beyond the Point in Time daylight simulation possible with the tandem of Radiance and Ecotect and simulate the Daylight Autonomy of a space over the course of a year then you might be interested in the following tutorials from the AutodeskEcoWorkshop YouTube channel. DAYSIM and Ecotect 1: Export Models...

Lisa Heschong – The Dynamics of Delight

Heschong received her Master of Architecture at MIT in 1978; her thesis was the basis of a book of classic essays, Thermal Delight in Architecture. She spent the next 15 years specializing in passive solar design before founding the Heschong Mahone Group in 1993, based in Sacramento. She has since been focusing on daylight, a...