A FRAMEWORK FOR DAYLIGHTING OPTIMIZATION IN WHOLE BUILDINGS WITH OPENSTUDIO
We present a toolkit and workflow for leveraging the
OpenStudio (Guglielmetti et al. 2010) platform to
perform daylighting analysis and optimization in a
whole building energy modeling (BEM) context. We
have re-implemented OpenStudio's integrated Radiance
and EnergyPlus functionality as an OpenStudio
Measure. The OpenStudio Radiance Measure works
within the OpenStudio Application and Parametric
Analysis Tool, as well as the OpenStudio Server large
scale analysis framework, allowing a rigorous
daylighting simulation to be performed on a single
building model or potentially an entire population of
programmatically generated models. The Radiance
simulation results can automatically inform the broader
building energy model, and provide dynamic daylight
metrics as a basis for decision.
Through introduction and example, this paper illustrates
the utility of the OpenStudio building energy modeling
platform to leverage existing simulation tools for
integrated building energy performance simulation,
daylighting analysis, and reportage.
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