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Buildings 2015, 5(2), 449-466; doi:10.3390/buildings5020449

Computer Modeling of Daylight-Integrated Photocontrol of Electric Lighting Systems

Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 104 Engineering A, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Academic Editor: Chimay J. Anumba
Received: 27 February 2015 / Revised: 22 April 2015 / Accepted: 5 May 2015 / Published: 13 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancements in Daylighting in Buildings)
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This article presents a variety of different approaches to both model and assess the performance of daylight-integrated electric lighting control systems. In these systems, the output of a controlled lighting zone is based on a light sensor reading and a calibrated control algorithm. Computer simulations can consider the simulated illuminance data generated from both the electric lighting system and a daylight delivery system whose performance is addressed using typical meteorological year (TMY) weather data. Photosensor signals and the operation of a control system’s dimming algorithms are also included. Methods and metrics for evaluating simulated performance for the purpose of making informed design decisions that lead to the best possible installed system performance are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: daylight; daylighting; photosensors; photocontrol; daylight-integrated photocontrol; daylight modeling; electric lighting control daylight; daylighting; photosensors; photocontrol; daylight-integrated photocontrol; daylight modeling; electric lighting control
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Mistrick, R.; Casey, C.; Chen, L.; Subramaniam, S. Computer Modeling of Daylight-Integrated Photocontrol of Electric Lighting Systems. Buildings 2015, 5, 449-466.

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