Amir’s master thesis: “Development of Annual Daylight Performance Metrics”

Amir’s master thesis is available now. You can download the preview version of it from here.

ABSTRACT:

With the latest published version LEED (v4), and the IES codifying two recommended annual-climate-based daylighting metrics and performance criteria, annual daylighting simulation has become even more important to the design professions than ever before. However, interpretation and application of annual-climate-based daylighting data are still relatively novel. Moreover, there remains a lack of consensus regarding the proper behavioral patterns that annual-climate-based daylighting simulation should employ regarding operation of interior manually-controlled window blinds. This study documents a 8-year human factors daylighting field research project using students’ daylit area drawings and qualitative assessments of daylight sufficiency and corresponding point-in-time and annual-climate-based daylighting simulation in a variety of building types (n=24) in order to provide insight to the building performance simulation community about application of these new annual daylighting metrics.

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