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A computer-based daylight systems design tool:

  • Author(s): Moeck, Martin
  • Selkowitz, Stephen E.
  • et al.

Currently numbers like illuminance or glare index are used for evaluation of daylight system designs. We propose to use photorealistic pictures in addition to numbers as a way to assess the quality of a design solution. This is necessary since numbers-based performance criteria, that are currently in view, are either not sufficient to evaluate performance, or they require expert knowledge for interpretation. The paper discusses the implications and ramifications of this approach.

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