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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Influence of zoned use and occupancy on Daylight Autonomy in high-rise mass housing in Colombia

Alejandra Jiménez Gómez, Alejandro Naranjo Ortiz, Elizabeth Parra Correa, Lucas Arango Díaz, Jorge Hernán Salazar Trujillo
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Abstract: Adequate use of daylight is a valuable strategy to promote energy efficiency and well-being in living spaces. This paper aims to evaluate daylight autonomy (DA) in a highrise mass housing room based on zoned use and occupancy considerations. Using the Grasshopper for Rhino plug-in, computational simulations of daylight autonomy (DA) were performed. Parameterization of a) window/wall ratio, b) window position and c) balcony depth was studied considering the different eye positions induced by the standard room layouts, instead of the standard homogeneous grid-based technique suitable for office analysis. The results allowed us to identify how light performance varies in a space with diverse uses in high-rise mass housing in Colombia.
Keywords: Daylight autonomy, living place, light performance, parametric computational simulation, architecture
Pages: 2868 - 2872