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Daylight Modeling for LEED v4

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This training course discusses how to meet the Daylighting credit for LEED v4. The instructor will use a project example to show the performance against sDA (spatial daylight autonomy) and ASE (annual sunlight exposure). This lesson provides a complete overview on how the daylight performance varies throughout the year.

  • Overview of the RadianceIES climate based daylight modeling (CBDM) technology
  • Understand CBDM's annual daylight simulations which link location, shading, climate data (including solar intensity and cloud cover) with the building properties
  • Investigate indoor daylight conditions & determine daylight factors & light levels
  • Produce images of daylight levels, daylight factors and threshold analyses
  • Generate sDA reports for maximum and minimum daylight thresholds
  • Generate ASE reports to understand how much daylight is captured
  • Compare against LEED v4 industry thresholds

Note: This training course is intended for users already somewhat familiar with the ModelIt, FlucsPro and Radiance applications within the Virtual Environment.


Your Instructor


Jean Carriere
Jean Carriere

Jean is a Business Development Manager with IES for the North-East US/CAN region. He has a background in architectural technology specializing in building science for Passive House. Some of his projects include daylight modeling for healthcare projects, including glare mitigation and solar shading using the VE. Jean is a Certified Engineering Technologist and LEED Green Associate.


Class Curriculum


  Daylight Modeling for LEED v4
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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