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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2008: 3rd conference of IBPSA-USA

     

A SCALABLE LIGHTING SIMULATION TOOL FOR INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN

Yi Huang, Khee Lam, Gregory Dobbs

Abstract: Integrated building design processes involve multiple disciplines and synthesize building designs in an adaptive-iterative manner. To achieve a high quality design, considerations from the various domains occur concurrently and are used collectively to ensure holistic design decisions. However, differing semantics in the disparate disciplines, non-interoperable tools and datasets, as well as the difficulty in accessing tacit expert knowledge across domains pose significant challenges to the integration of cross-domain collaborations. This paper documents our experience in conducting lighting simulation in actual building projects and our development of a scalable lighting simulation tool that demonstrates effective support for integrated design processes.
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simbuild2008_TS10-3-Huang