Daylight Simulation & Analysis

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Daylight Simulation & Analysis

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Course Description

Ladybug allows us to import and analyze weather-related data in Grasshopper; draw diagrams like wind-rose, Sun-path, radiation-rose, etc. Also, we can customize the diagrams in several ways, can run shadow studies, radiation analysis and view analysis.

Honeybee connects Grasshopper tool to validated simulation engines such as EnergyPlus/OpenStudio and Radiance for comfort, building energy, daylighting and other lighting simulation.

Dragonfly helps to create and manipulate large-scale EnergyPlus and Radiance models by capitalizing on an abstract 2D representation of building geometry, considering every room is extrusion of floor plates.

Butterfly connects Grasshopper to the OpenFOAM engine, which can be used to run advanced computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations.

We use Ladybug and Honeybee environmental analysis plugins for Grasshopper in Rhino. Ladybug combines geometry in Rhino and the parametric interface of Grasshopper with open-source weather data to create climate analysis graphics and diagrams. Honeybee connects Rhino geometry and Grasshopper tool to select advanced energy modelling and simulation programs such as Radiance, Days, EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, and gbXML.

So, let's begin the course on a positive note and wishing you all to have a fruitful journey throughout the coursework.

Who is this course most useful for? 

  • Professionals in the Energy and Construction Sector
  • Candidates wanting to step into the green building industry
  • Anyone seeking to pursue a career in the energy auditing and BIM Modelling sector.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Enabling the accurate quantification of light (measured in Lux or Foot-candles) falling onto the indoor surface. 
  • Ensuring an adequate amount of light levels is entering the building to produce a sufficient level of natural illumination for the performance of specific daily tasks in an indoor space environment.
  • Design & simulate your own model 
  • Learn about the best ways to increase and meet the daylight requirements of the building


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic Understanding of Building Physics 
  • Basics of having CAD knowledge is preferred.
Daylight Simulation & Analysis


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

DA-Module 1
5 Lectures
  • play icon About GT academy 01:29 01:29
  • play icon Introduction to the Course Structure 12:10 12:10
  • play icon Get to know your Trainers - Anurag 06:12 06:12
  • play icon Get to know your Trainer - Arushee & Abdul 01:49 01:49
  • play icon Introduction to Daylighting - Anurag 08:37 08:37
DA-Module 2
5 Lectures
DA-Module 3
6 Lectures

Instructor Details

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