Daylighting Simulation in the DOE-2 Building Energy Analysis Program

TitleDaylighting Simulation in the DOE-2 Building Energy Analysis Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsFrederick C Winkelmann, Stephen E Selkowitz
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Call NumberLBL-18508

A daylighting calculation has been intergrated grated into the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. Users can, for the first time in a widely-accepted, publicly-available program, determine the impact of daylight utilization on heating and cooling loads, energy use, energy cost, and peak electrical demand. We describe the algorithms which simulate hourly-varying interior illuminance, management of windows for sun and glare control, and the operation of electric lighting control systems. Sample DOE-2 daylighting output reports are presented and results of program validation against scale model illuminance measurements using the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory sky simulator are discussed.

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