Verification of programme accuracy for illuminance modelling: assumptions, methodology and an examination of conflicting findings

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dc.contributor.author Mardaljevic, John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-26T15:29:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-26T15:29:25Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Mardaljevic, J. (2004) Verification of programme accuracy for illuminance modelling: assumptions, methodology and an examination of conflicting findings. Lighting Research and Technology, 36 (3), pp. 217-242. en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-7828
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/1456
dc.description This paper resulted from activities associated with a Hong Kong RGC funded project, 'A new schema to quantify solar access and daylight availability for dense urban environments' (2002-05), on which the author was a Co-investigator. Key to that project was the proven accuracy of the simulation engine (ie Radiance) used to predict realistic measures of daylight availability. A proponent of the long-standing daylight factor measure of daylight availability for Hong Kong had earlier published findings that the Radiance system gave unreliable results in dense urban settings. This paper definitively rebuffed those claims, proving that the findings from that researcher's study were due to assumptions about the model representation and not the intrinsic accuracy of the simulation system itself. This paper was a significant factor in obtaining a follow-on Hong Kong RGC funded project with the author again as Co-investigator. This project 'Precision modelling of window apertures in cities for energy saving, comfort and amenity', will begin in late 2007. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lighting Research and Technology en
dc.subject RAE 2008 en
dc.subject UoA 30 Architecture and the Built Environment en
dc.title Verification of programme accuracy for illuminance modelling: assumptions, methodology and an examination of conflicting findings en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/1477153504li120oa
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development


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