Next Article in Journal
Discussions on the Architecture and Operation Mode of Future Power Grids
Previous Article in Journal
Energy Use in Day Care Centers and Schools
Energies 2011, 4(7), 1010-1024; doi:10.3390/en4071010

Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software

* ,
Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville, Seville 41012, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 20 April 2011 / Revised: 14 June 2011 / Accepted: 23 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Savings in the Domestic and Tertiary Sectors)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1068 KB, uploaded 17 March 2015]   |   Browse Figures


The aim of this article was to assess some of the main lighting software programs habitually used in architecture, subjecting them to a series of trials and analyzing the light distribution obtained in situations with different orientations, dates and geometry. The analysis examines Lightscape 3.2, Desktop Radiance 2.0, Lumen Micro 7.5, Ecotect 5.5 and Dialux 4.4.
Keywords: daylighting; architectural environment; overcast sky; lighting software daylighting; architectural environment; overcast sky; lighting software
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
MDPI and ACS Style

Acosta, I.; Navarro, J.; Sendra, J.J. Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software. Energies 2011, 4, 1010-1024.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here


[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert