Running Daylight Simulation Using Only OpenStudio Measures

asked 2022-08-02 14:07:40 -0500

Ammar De's avatar

updated 2022-08-08 19:29:49 -0500

To perform a daylight simulation analysis in OpenStudio application, the workflow mentioned in the OpenStudio website requires modeling daylight elements in SketchUp. My understanding is that the Radiance measure will not run unless there is at least a daylight sensor and an illuminance map (some posts mentioned even a glare sensor is needed) for a particular thermal zone, is that accurate?

1- Is there any other workflow to model sensors and illuminance maps without needing to use SketchUp? Maybe through measures? I already checked the BCL and found that there is the "Add Daylight Sensor at the Center of Spaces with a Specified Space Type Assigned" measure but nothing for adding illuminance maps.

2- Would using the existing add sensor measure in addition to writing a new measure to add illuminance maps do it?

3- Can anyone briefly explain the primary differences between running a daylight simulation using OpenStudio application and OpenStudio SDK?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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