How to use IESVE to assess Daylight Levels & Direct Sunlight

This session gives attendees a basic understanding of how RadianceIES can be used to assess interior daylight levels and the potential for glare within a space.

It shows how RadianceIES in VE 2017 can be used to determine Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI), Spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA) and Annual Sunlight Exposure (ASE), using the technique of climate based daylight modelling (CBDM).

You will also be shown the basics of using SunCast to analyse the amount of direct sunlight available on external surfaces and external windows, and also to visualise the penetration of sunlight into a space.

Note: No previous experience of the VE is necessary, although a basic understanding of the VE2017 interface and VE model structure would be useful.

Your Instructor

Hans Dhargalkar
Hans Dhargalkar

Hans is Training Manager at IES, and is our most experienced trainer with over 20 years unparalleled experience in training customers in the Virtual Environment. He is responsible for creating IES training programmes and materials. Hans holds an Honours Degree and a Masters degree. Before joining IES, he was involved with wind tunnel testing, fire protection and building services software.

Course Curriculum

  How to use IESVE to assess Daylight Levels & Direct Sunlight
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