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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2013: 1st Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Interoperability between building information models and software for lighting analysis

Chiara Aghemo, Laura Blaso, Daniele Dalmasso, David Erba, Matteo Del Giudice, Anna Osello, Giovanni Fracastoro, Anna Pellegrino, Pablo Ruffino

Abstract: Lighting analysis models are being integrated into building information models (BIM) quickly. The BIM of the Politecnico di Torino (Polito) campus used in the Smart Energy Efficient Middleware for Public Spaces (SEEMPubS) project is an integrated representation of each building to merge architectural, structural, electrical and HVAC elements and components. In the Polito campus there are three types of buildings: historical, modern and contemporary. A special approach has been adopted to model and to exchange data between software about historical buildings because they are characterized by paints, stuccos, etc. The aim of this research was to set a parametric model able to share information without data loss, testing the interoperability between architectural software like Revit Architecture and lighting analysis software like Daysim and Radiance. As the process of exchanging data from Revit to Daysim and Radiance is not direct, Ecotect Analysis was used as an
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