Development of Daylight Glare Analysis Method Using an Integrated Parametric Modelling Approach: A Comparative Study of Glare Evaluation Standards

Tsung Hsien Wang, Yichun Huang, Jihyun Park

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Abstract

Conducting lighting simulations to investigate lighting performance, such as glare, is widely accepted and of particular interest in the design development stage. However, the main challenge remains in integrating lighting performance metrics into a streamlined modelling and evaluation workflow. With the advancement in digital and modelling technologies, an automatic workflow of modelling parametric design studies with lighting performance evaluation becomes feasible. This study investigates a parametric modelling approach to facilitate glare evaluation using China Green Building Standard as an example. Their glare evaluation adopted the known daylight glare index (DGI) with a revised glare source definition in the calculation. An evaluation toolkit is presented, demonstrating its applications with the sky model. Compared with DGI, the results articulate how a parametric modelling workflow can automate lighting performance evaluation and facilitate technical investigation and clarifications for glare evaluation. Through the parametric simulation studies, the differences in the limited metric scale and the sensitivity of capturing window sizes on the glare evaluation suggest future evaluation protocols for the environmental standard development.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1810
JournalBuildings
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

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Keywords

  • DGI
  • DGI in China
  • daylight
  • glare
  • green building standards
  • lighting
  • lighting simulation
  • parametric modeling workflow

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