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Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software
Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville, Seville 41012, Spain
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Received: 20 April 2011; in revised form: 14 June 2011 / Accepted: 23 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
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
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Acosta, I.; Navarro, J.; Sendra, J.J. Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software. Energies 2011, 4, 1010-1024.
Acosta I, Navarro J, Sendra JJ. Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software. Energies. 2011; 4(7):1010-1024.
Acosta, Ignacio; Navarro, Jaime; Sendra, Juan J. 2011. "Towards an Analysis of Daylighting Simulation Software." Energies 4, no. 7: 1010-1024.