Advancing Lighting and Daylighting Simulation: The Transition from Analysis to Design Aid Tools

TitleAdvancing Lighting and Daylighting Simulation: The Transition from Analysis to Design Aid Tools
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsRobert J. Hitchcock
Conference NameInternational Building Performance Simulation Association Fourth International Conference
Date Published08/1995
Conference LocationMadison, WI
Abstract

This paper explores three significant software development requirements for making the transition from standalone lighting simulation/analysis tools to simulation-based design aid tools. These requirements include specialized lighting simulation engines, facilitated methods for creating detailed simulatable building descriptions, and automated techniques for providing lighting design guidance. Initial computer implementations meant to address each of these requirements are discussed to further elaborate these requirements and to illustrate work-in-progress toward fulfilling them.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-37285