Paper Conference

2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Daylight Availability and Occupant Visual Comfort in Seattle Multi-Family Housing

Guanzhou Ji
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Abstract: The living unit is currently undersized in Seattle multifamily housing. The design decisions for floor layout and unit configuration impact the interior daylight and occupant visual comfort. This study uses the existing daylight/glare metrics and investigates a simulation-based workflow. During schematic design, a series of design alternatives will be compared regarding daylight performance and glare perception. The decision-making process is driven by the results of quantitative and qualitative simulation under the constraints of related design codes. The final results will provide summarized design guidelines that would be instructive for creating well-lit living spaces in Seattle.
Pages: 93 - 102