The BRE-IDMP dataset: a new benchmark for the validation of illuminance prediction techniques
This paper describes work that became the foundation for the climate-based daylight modelling pioneered by the author. The goal of the validation was to test the accuracy of the predicted illuminances to a high degree of precision. The work resulted in, what is now accepted to be, the definitive test for illuminance predictions under real sky conditions. The work led to an invitation for the author to join the Validation Sub-task of IEA 31. The now widespread support (eg CIBSE and BSI) to replace daylight factors with realistic, climate-based measures of absolute illuminance depended, in large part, on accuracy of the prediction method (ie lighting simulation) which was demonstrated in this paper.
Citation : Mardaljevic, J. (2001) The BRE-IDMP dataset: a new benchmark for the validation of illuminance prediction techniques. Lighting Research and Technology, 33 (2), 117-134.
ISSN : 1365-7828
Research Group : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development