ERKE offers shadow and daylight analysis services as a tool for designers to achieve building designs with high indoor living quality and energy efficiency.
Natural daylight provides healthier indoor environments and improves the productivity of users. Additionally, good use of daylight in design reduces energy consumption substantially.
Daylight design seeks balance between daylight variants, glare control and regulated heat gain and loss. Shading mechanisms and components, reflecting elements, courtyards, skylights and glass transmittance strategies are all parameters in daylight design.
Building orientation, window sizes and façade openings, glass selection, material reflectivity factors, positioning of inner partition walls are primary considerations in building design.
Good daylight analysis and design will:
- Improve the daylighting performance of buildings in use or to be constructed
- Provide the opportunity to visually analyse the design’s shadow and daylight relations to other buildings around it.