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Defining the Boundaries of Daylight Penetration. The use of dynamic and static daylight methods to predict the daylit zone within sidelit spaces, a comparison

conference contribution
posted on 2015-09-16, 00:00 authored by A Kontadakis, A Tsangrassoulis, Astrid Roetzel
This paper reviews the concept of the daylit area
in sidelit spaces through literature review and a comparison is
made between the various methods adopted in order to specify
and numerically assess it. Given the significant impact that
natural light can have both on workers well-being and the
buildings energy balance, establishing the extent of the daylight
area inside the space is a crucial design parameter that needs to
be taken into account in the design process of high performance buildings. Simulations on a reference office space under
variable room depths; window to wall ratios, for South and
North orientations were conducted and the daylight area depth
was computed according to current daylighting standards
(static methods) and modern climate based techniques (dynamic methods). Results indicate that advance methods even
though they better assess the overall daylight performance of
the space appear to fall within the same limits as static methods
suggest the extent of the daylit area.

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Event

Balkan Light. Conference ( 2015 : Athens, Greece)

Pagination

97 - 102

Publisher

The National Technical University of Athens

Location

Athens, Greece

Place of publication

Athens, Greece

Start date

2015-09-16

End date

2015-09-19

Language

eng

Publication classification

X Not reportable; E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Copyright notice

2015, The National Technical University of Athens

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 Balkan LIght Conference

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