Webinar hosted by Denver Chapter of IBPSA-USA/ASHRAE

With the increasing demand for, and execution of green buildings through standards such as LEED, Architecture 2030, Net Zero Energy Building, and the WELL Building Standard, the need for proper integration of energy and daylighting tools is of critical importance. Unfortunately, many current energy and lighting tools in the marketplace are interoperable, and as a result, over represent or misrepresent the effects of daylighting. Energy tools not only limit the geometric expressiveness of a lighting tool stripping out mullions, wall thicknesses, and other essential details from daylight models, but also do not model occupant behavior or provide detailed lighting calculations. As a result, HVAC and electrical systems can be incorrectly sized and designed. For this presentation, Daniel Glaser and Sydney Nelson will address how to use daylight modeling tools with a focus on precision through annual metrics like Spatial Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure, as well as the importance of blinds operation, daylight glare probability, and other details specific to daylight. They will then lead an open discussion on interoperability among contemporary tools. Streamlining and sharing of daylighting analysis into energy tools is a missing link that has prevented energy modeling and simulation from providing both a more holistic and realistic understanding of energy use in building. By focusing on electric lighting and daylighting separately, designers, engineers, and architects are able to achieve true accuracy and all-encompassing analysis for vastly improved individual and collaborative outcomes. 


Daniel Glaser: 
As the Founder and Principal, Dr. Daniel C. Glaser brings over 20 years of experience in information technology, daylighting, and environmental research to lead the R+D efforts at LightStanza. 

Sydney Nelson: 
Ms. Nelson plays an integral role in bridging the gap between design and engineering by leading product iterations and implementing designs using HTML, CSS, and Angular

Thu, May 19, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
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