2007 - Daylight Symposium
OVERVIEW OF DAYLIGHT SIMULATION TOOLS (DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL METHODS) by Zack Rogers
President & Co-Founder
Daylighting Innovations & LightLouver
The simulation of annual daylight performance is a complex task given the highly variable and dynamic nature of daylight. There are a variety of both physical and computer-based simulation methods that can be used to predict daylight performance under the wide range of potential conditions. This presentation will provide an overview of the complexities involved in both static daylighting calculations (design conditions) and annual daylight simulation, and an overview of the various physical and computerbased tools available, illustrating how they can be used to assist in the daylighting design and analysis process.
Zack Rogers leads AEC (Architectural Energy Corporation) Daylighting Analysis Group and is an expert on the design and analysis of daylighting strategies using Radiance and Trace- Pro. Zack has served as daylighting designer and analyst on over one hundred projects, including the Indianapolis International Airport.