Review of modelling approaches for developing virtual natural lighting solutions
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2011, 2643-2650 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Several studies have shown that natural light is preferred over electrical lighting in built environments. It has positive effects on user satisfaction, health, and energy saving. However, natural light is limited by time and space. A possible solution is to apply the new concept of virtual natural lighting solutions that ideally can artificially provide natural lighting and views, with all of their properties. Computational modelling has the potential to steer the innovation process and early feasibility testing of this solution. Several available modelling approaches are reviewed, examining their ability to predict performance indicators of the system, in terms of lighting, view, space availability, thermal comfort, and energy consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 2643-2650 p.
Built environment, Computational modelling, Feasibility testing, Innovation process, Natural light, Natural lighting, Performance indicators, User satisfaction, Benchmarking, Electric load forecasting, Energy utilization, Lighting
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31846ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870211337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31846DiVA: diva2:973887
12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011, 14 November 2011 through 16 November 2011, Sydney, NSW