|Category||Daylighting Design, Artificial Lighting Design, Research|
|Division||Research & Development|
In the course of DALEC an online concept evaluation tool for lighting designers, architects, building engineers and building owners has been developed. Although easy to use, the software accounts for the complex thermal and light processes in buildings and allows a simple evaluation of heating, cooling and electric lighting loads. Not only energy, but also user behavior is considered and visual and thermal comfort is evaluated (glare, overheating frequency). This novel and innovative, holistic approach makes sustainable and energy efficient building design possible for new buildings as well as refurbishment.
DALEC is freely available at www.dalec.net.
The simulation tool has been developed in cooperation with Zumtobel Lighting and the University of Innsbruck and is funded within the program “City of Tomorrow” by the bmvit and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.
Project name: „Day- and Artificial Light with Energy Calculation“
Project number: 850120
Zumtobel Lighting, Deutschland
Universität Innsbruck, Österreich
Funding Programme/Funding agency:
„Stadt der Zukunft“ des BMVIT more info
Österreichischen Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG more info
Period: 2015 – 2017