Understanding the impact of site, daylight and solar intensity on internal light levels, heat gain and PV feasibility is key at early design stages for many sustainable design strategies. Sensibly positioned and orientated buildings with carefully sized and positioned glazing and shading devices reduces the need for artificial lighting and creates a better environment to live and work in.
However, the energy reduction trade-off of increasing daylight levels without greatly increasing heat gain is a delicate and integrated one. We can work with you right from the earliest concept stages, using the latest in analysis and visualisation technology to understand and demonstrate in images and videos the impact of different design strategy decisions:
We can also help you take this further at detailed design stages, looking into comprehensive electric lighting design in conjunction with daylight dimming to ensure satisfactory LUX levels without glare.