Daylighting strategies can be assessed using various tools and metrics.

The Daylight Factor within a space can be calculated to identify areas of the design that are in need of supplemental light.

In addition, exporting the design into an accurate light-rendering engine such as RADIANCE, one can determine more accurate illumination levels for any time of the day and year.  it is also crucial for glare potential analysis.

Such computation can be useful when working toward achieving the LEED’s requirement of minimum daylighting within a space.

symphysis provides daylighting consulting on residential and commercial projects.  scope typically includes 3d modeling and proper material assignment with their specific reflectivity, light level analysis and glare assessment.