Literature reviews

Multi-Objective Facade Optimization for Daylighting Design Using a Genetic Algorithm
Genetric algorithms are a powerful method for determining the optimal set of inputs in order to achieve a desired result. In this paper, Gagne and Anderson develop a genetic algorithm for... VIEW
Dynamic Daylight Performance Metrics for Sustainable Building Design
In this paper, Reinhart et al. investigates various dynamic daylight performance metrics and compares their advantages and disadvantages as opposed to static metrics. Daylight factor is one such... VIEW
On the Calibration and Commissioning of Lighting Controls
Rubinstein et al. discuss commissioning and calibration of lighting control systems. Specifically, they address the importance of both as well as advice for effective performance. In this context,... VIEW
Field Commissioning of a Daylight-Dimming Lighting System
The authors performed a lighting retrofit on an elementary school cafeteria in Florida. The cafeteria had 70% glazing on its east and west facing facades, as well as vertical blinds. The retrofit... VIEW
Improving the Performance of Photo-Electrically Controlled Lighting Systems
Rubinstein et al. analyze three different algorithms for dimming electric lights in response to changing daylight availability. The three basic components of a photo-electrically controlled light... VIEW
Integrating Advanced Daylight Analysis into Building Energy Analysis
DOE-2.2's daylight control modeling methodology has been shown to be inaccurate. An and Mason developed a methodology to more accurately predict the lighting savings from implementing daylight... VIEW