HE IMPACT OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ON THE DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCE OF SKYLIGHTS IN OFFICES
Ladan Ghobad, Wayne Place, Jianxin Hu
This paper focuses on evaluating and optimizing certain features of skylight roofing systems as applied to office buildings. It is the first step in a longer-term research effort on the design, evaluation, and optimization of Roof Daylighting Systems (RDS) in office buildings, which will correlate architectural design features and parameters with illumination quantity and quality and overall energy performance. The primary tools in the study will be Radiance and Daysim for illumination performance (as enabled by Diva for Rhino), and Energy plus for understanding thermal performance. This research will be the focus of several papers and will culminate in the dissertation of the lead author on this paper.
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