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LUMEN-DAY: A NEW CONCEPT FOR DAYLIGHTING DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5202
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LUMEN-DAY: A NEW CONCEPT FOR DAYLIGHTING DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A NEW DAYLIGHTING DESIGN METHOD BASED ON A "LUMEN-DAY" CONCEPT. THE ESSENCE OF THE LUMEN-DAY METHOD IS A STATISTICAL CLIMATIC DATA BASE, SIMILAR IN CONCEPT TO THE HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE-DAY METHOD OF ENERGY ANALYSIS, GENERATED THROUGH THE INTERROGATION AND ANALYSIS OF TMY/TRY WEATHER TAPES. THE LUMEN-DAY DATA BASE WOULD BE A STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF THE DAYLIGHT RESOURCE AND WOULD BE USED TO EVALUATE THE ENERGY IMPLICATIONS OF DAYLIGHTING USE IN BUILDINGS FOR A GIVEN INTERIOR LIGHT LEVEL AND ELECTRIC LIGHTING CONTROL STRATEGY. USING THE PROPOSED METHOD, A BUILDING DESIGNER COULD READILY DETERMINE THE DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCEEFFICIENCY AS WELL AS THE LIGHTING ENERGY USE OF THE BUILDING DESIGN. CURRENTLY, DAYLIGHTING DESIGN/ANALYSIS IS CONSTRAINED BY THE NEED FOR CUMBERSOME HOURLY SIMULATIONS OR PHYSICAL MODEL TESTING. THE PROPOSED LUMEN-DAY METHOD PROVIDES SIMPLE DESIGN GUIDELINES AND AN ENERGY ANALYSIS PROCEDURE TO EFFICIENTLY DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL AND ENERGY SAVINGS OF DAYLIGHTING IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Claude L. Robbins
Vice President
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Architectural Energy Corp
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