Daylight and Sunlight Analysis
Whitecode Design Associates Ltd have carried out Daylight Analysis for multiple building uses, including schools, commercial buildings and residential units. Using Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IES VE) software we are able to carry out advanced or simple calculations, depending on the building type and what standards/regulations are to be used. Therefore, we are able to meet the Client’s needs and can provide accurate results relevant to the development being assessed.
Whitecode Design Associates Ltd have accredited Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IES VE) software users.
Whitecode Design Associates Ltd use Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IES VE) software to carry out the daylight analysis. This allows a 3D model to be built of the development being assessed, taking into account the glazing specification and any shading from local obstructions, such as balconies and surrounding buildings.
Depending on the standards or regulations being used to carry out the assessment (Code for Sustainable Homes, educational buildings standards etc.), advanced or simple calculations can be carried out using the IES VE software.
This means Whitecode are able to meet the Client’s needs and can provide accurate results relevant to the development being assessed.
As daylighting calculations for new-build developments are completed from architectural plans, sections and elevations, Whitecode are able to carry out these works across the country. We have carried out assessments for developments located in and around London.
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Why choose us
Whitecode Design Associates Ltd have carried out Daylight Analysis for a mixture of developments. We have completed assessments for schools, residential apartment blocks and commercial units. Whitecode will provide a written report to the Client showing the results and clearly identifying where a room or building is not achieving the required daylighting levels.
- Why is daylighting important?
- Good natural daylight levels helps create a visually stimulating and productive environment for building occupants. It can also help reduce the building’s energy costs by using daylighting controls for the lighting. Research studies have shown that access to daylight has profound implications in terms of human health, happiness and productivity. This includes quality of life, happiness and a sense of wellbeing, health and productivity whilst at work and in education.
- How can I improve the daylighting levels?
- Daylighting levels can be improved a number of ways, depending if there is too much or too little. Increasing the amount of glazing or using glass with a better light transmittance is the obvious and simplest solution to increasing the amount of natural daylight. Exterior shading and control devices can be used to diffuse natural light before entering the work space. Examples of such devices include louvres, light shelves and overhangs. The reflectance of room surfaces also has a significant impact on daylight performance and should be kept as high as possible. It is desirable to keep the reflectances of floors around 20%, walls over 50% and ceilings over 80%.