Feasibility Study on Parametric Optimization of Daylighting in Building Shading Design
AbstractShading design to optimize daylighting is in many cases achieved through a designer’s sense based on prior knowledge and experience. However, computer-assisted parametric techniques can be utilized for daylighting design in an easy and much more accurate way. If such tools are utilized in the early stages of a project, this can be more effective for sustainable design. This study compares the conventional approach, which depends on a designer’s sense of judgment to create optimal indoor lighting conditions by adjusting louver shapes and window patterns, with the approach of making use of genetic algorithms. Ultimately, this study discusses the advantages and disadvantages of those two approaches. As a starting point, 30 designers were instructed to design a facade by manually adjusting several input parameters of shading. The parameters govern six kinds of louver and window types, with the ratio of analysis grid surface area achieving a daylight factor of 2%–5%. Secondly, input parameters were automatically created by using genetic algorithm optimization methods to find optimal fitness data. As a conclusion, conventional approaches result in a strong disposition toward designing certain shading types represented by linear relationships. Computer-assisted daylight simulation can help influence this, being effective when dealing with a large amount of data and non-linear relationships. View Full-Text
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Lee, K.S.; Han, K.J.; Lee, J.W. Feasibility Study on Parametric Optimization of Daylighting in Building Shading Design. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1220.
Lee KS, Han KJ, Lee JW. Feasibility Study on Parametric Optimization of Daylighting in Building Shading Design. Sustainability. 2016; 8(12):1220.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Kyung S.; Han, Ki J.; Lee, Jae W. 2016. "Feasibility Study on Parametric Optimization of Daylighting in Building Shading Design." Sustainability 8, no. 12: 1220.
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