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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Exploring the energy performance of simulation-powered lighting and shading systems controls in buildings

Ardeshir Mahdavi, Sokol Dervishi

Abstract: This paper compares the performance of a predictive simulation-supported lighting control system with four conventional approaches. All five options are virtually implemented and tested in an office building. The performance comparison considers electrical energy use for lighting as well as visual comfort criteria. The results of the virtual implementation of these scenarios demonstrate the significant potential of the simulation-assisted lighting systems control method toward reducing electrical energy use for lighting in office buildings, while offering preferable visual performance.
Pages: 772 - 778