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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


A tool for integrated thermal and lighting analysis of spaces with controlled hardware Fenestration Systems and artificial lighting

German Molina, Sergio Vera, Waldo Bustamante

Abstract: Complex Fenestration Systems (CFS) are those that incorporate a nonspecular layer within the glazing assembly, such as a shading device. CFS are often used in buildings for simultaneously enhance thermal and visual comfort and reducing energy consumption. Currently existing tools allow performing efficient lighting and thermal annual simulations of spaces with CFS. However, carrying out a detailed integrated lighting/thermal analysis is a complex task that cannot yet be transferred to industry. A tool for simplifying this process is required. This article presents a methodology for performing simple integrated thermal/lighting analysis of spaces with controlled CFS and artificial lighting during the design stage. Such methodology uses Radiance’s genBSDF program for characterizing CFS and a new Radiance-based program called mkSchedule, which helps integrating the lighting and thermal simulations. This paper demonstrates how the proposed methodology works by performing an integrated annual analysis of an office space with controlled CFS and artificial lighting.
Pages: 82 - 95