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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2015: Second Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Coupling dynamic energy and daylighting simulations for complex fenestration systems

Giuseppe De Michele, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Luca Baglivo

Abstract: A new tool for energy and daylighting analysis of complex fenestration systems (CFS) is presented. The tool couples the daylighting simulation engine Radiance with the dynamic building simulation engine TRNSYS and performs integrated simulations using the bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF) that characterizes the CFS. The use of the tool allows us to implement flexible shading controls based on thermal and daylighting comfort parameters. In order to demonstrate the tool functionality two different control strategies for a shading device, composed of movable venetian blinds, are compared and analyzed.
Pages: 289 - 296