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


A Scalable Lighting Simulation Tool for Integrated Building Design

Yi Chun Huang, Khee Poh Lam, Gregory Dobbs
Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT

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.
Pages: 206 - 213