Seasonal Daylight Analysis of a Low Rise Office Building Located in Composite Climate

Mathew, Mobi and Kini, Savitha G and Gupta, Ashutosh (2016) Seasonal Daylight Analysis of a Low Rise Office Building Located in Composite Climate. In: 8th National Conference on Advances in Energy Conversion Technologies, 28/01/2016, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

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Daylight availability in indoor spaces of a building is of great importance. Daylight offers better visual comfort, provides a productive and healthier atmosphere for the building occupants while reducing the energy consumption due to artificial lighting considerably . This paper aims at analyzing the daylight availability in the indoor environment of a typical mid rise office building located at New Delhi in India, having a composite climate. Seasonal analysis for the two seasons of the composite climate zone viz. summer and winter is carried out. The building is modeled in Ecotect and simulated using RADIANCE software. Illuminance in lux is the performance indicator considered in the study. Sunny sky condition is taken for the simulation. This study shows different trends in the percentage of daylit area out of the regularly occupied spaces in the building, from morning to evening for the two seasons. This paper also explains the reasons for such a trend based on the sun path diagram

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Daylight, Daylit area, Illuminance, Summer solstice, Winter solstice
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2016 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2016 11:06

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