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Energies 2011, 4(7), 1010-1024; doi:10.3390/en4071010
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Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software

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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)
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Abstract

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

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