Daylight analysis of a typical low rise office building for different climate zones of India

Mobi Mathew, Savitha G. Kini

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Abstract

The efforts of man to integrate daylight in the interior of any building had its start during the ancient civilizations. Despite of reducing the energy consumption due to artificial lighting to a considerable extend, daylight integration has positive effects on the health and productivity of its inhabitants. The building design and its climate are the major factors that determine the amount of daylight penetrating in to the interior of the building. This paper aims to analyze the daylight availability in the interior of a building, with a fixed design and orientation, for different climate zones of India. The building is modeled in Ecotect daylighting tool and simulated using Radiance Beta V2.0. Illuminance is considered as the performance indicator in this study. The percentage of daylit area for all the climate zones of India for the equinox day is presented in this paper. Comparison of optimally daylit area, under illuminated, over illuminated and glare perceived area is also presented for the cities of different climate zones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages549-553
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-10-2016
Event2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016 - Nagercoil, India
Duration: 07-04-201608-04-2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016
CountryIndia
CityNagercoil
Period07-04-1608-04-16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Mathew, M., & Kini, S. G. (2016). Daylight analysis of a typical low rise office building for different climate zones of India. In 2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016 (pp. 549-553). [7583814] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEETS.2016.7583814