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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Defining Parameters for a Quality Daylight Simulation Validation Dataset

Jacob Zachary Steven Osborne, Michael Donn

Abstract: As one part of a broader validation study, this paper examines the many aspects of a validation dataset for daylight simulation and their likely contributions to uncertainty in simulation results. It uses two complementary empirical datasets: one, a simple test cell in Berkeley California and the other, a complex Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) on Isle de La Reunion. The study aims to reveal the experimental measurement factors on which a validation dataset should be based. The factors are individually evaluated, and then ranked according to their potential effects on predictions of internal illuminance.
Pages: 1481 - 1488