Determining proper daylighting design solution for visual comfort and lighting energy efficiency: A case study for high-rise residential building

Kılıç Z. A., Köknel Yener A.

8th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2021, Copenhagen, Virtual, Denmark, 25 - 27 August 2021, vol.2069 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2069
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1742-6596/2069/1/012156
  • City: Copenhagen, Virtual
  • Country: Denmark
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Institute of Physics Publishing. All rights reserved.Promoting the daylight performance that allows to provide visual comfort conditions by minimizing lighting energy consumption is possible with making a balance of window size, glazing type and shading strategy, which are the major design parameters of the daylighting system. Particularly, in high-rise buildings, where large openings enabling higher daylight availability and view out are preferred, the daylighting system becomes a crucial design consideration in terms of ensuring occupants' visual comfort and improving lighting energy efficiency. This study aims to identify a proper daylighting design solution with regard to window area, glazing type and shading strategy for a high-rise residential building located in Istanbul considering visual comfort and lighting energy efficiency. The dynamic simulations are carried out by DIVA for Rhino version The results are evaluated with the Daylight Autonomy (DA) to detect daylight availability in the space and Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) to describe the visual comfort conditions related to glare. Furthermore, the lighting energy consumption of each alternative is also analysed to determine the proper daylighting solution. The results have revealed that a proper daylighting solution providing visual comfort by improving lighting energy-efficiency can be determined by the evaluation of the daylight performance both qualitatively and quantitatively.