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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Simulation-Based Daylighting Design Education and Technical Support

den Wymelenberg Kevin van, Chris Meek

Abstract: Building upon consultations from several hundred buildings aiming to meaningfully incorporate daylight we have created an online resource that provides a suite of fundamentally sound daylighting design patterns, titled the Daylighting Pattern Guide. The Guide presents 19 prime examples of well-daylit spaces representing common commercial building types. Each project was photographed, physically measured and simulated. Sensitivity analysis of key daylighting design variables was conducted on each project to demonstrate optimized design outcomes and to illustrate the impact of multiple ‘alternate design decisions’ on performance. We emphasize creating visually comfortable spaces because our experience suggests this supports occupants’ acceptance of energy efficiency measures associated with daylight.
Pages: 2557 - 2564