Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Keywords:

Daylighting; Shading strategies; Workstation; Electrochromic Glass; office building; glare; Furniture layout; Daylight simulation

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

24-9-2018 5:00 PM

Description

The objective of this research is to demonstrate the application of an optimization framework to assess and improve the impacts of workstation properties in relation to the performance of electrochromic glass regarding daylight and visual comfort. This framework is executed through a simulation-based parametric modeling workflow of an open-plan office to optimize partition layout, height, direction to windows, and materiality in response to annual glare probability (DGP) and climate-based daylighting metrics. In this paper, different office layouts equipped with Electrochromic glass, located in a mixed-humid climate has been simulated with DIVA plug-in for Rhinoceros/grasshopper software to maximize the daylight and reduce the visual discomfort. The results of the optimization study show that the visual comfort and daylighting can be increased from 17 % to 36 UDI (100–2000 lx) while maintaining the percentage of occupied hours glare between 3.1 and 4.1. Considering these two aspects, the workstation with opaque 42” partition height in perimeter and 60” in Interior (“Pre 42_Int 60”) layout in 10° oriented towards the south perform the best with the Electrochromic user-based schedule.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.ie-3.02

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Comparative Study of Different Design Configurations Based on the Daylight and Visual Comfort Performance of Electrochromic Glass in a side-lit Office building

Syracuse, NY

The objective of this research is to demonstrate the application of an optimization framework to assess and improve the impacts of workstation properties in relation to the performance of electrochromic glass regarding daylight and visual comfort. This framework is executed through a simulation-based parametric modeling workflow of an open-plan office to optimize partition layout, height, direction to windows, and materiality in response to annual glare probability (DGP) and climate-based daylighting metrics. In this paper, different office layouts equipped with Electrochromic glass, located in a mixed-humid climate has been simulated with DIVA plug-in for Rhinoceros/grasshopper software to maximize the daylight and reduce the visual discomfort. The results of the optimization study show that the visual comfort and daylighting can be increased from 17 % to 36 UDI (100–2000 lx) while maintaining the percentage of occupied hours glare between 3.1 and 4.1. Considering these two aspects, the workstation with opaque 42” partition height in perimeter and 60” in Interior (“Pre 42_Int 60”) layout in 10° oriented towards the south perform the best with the Electrochromic user-based schedule.

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