Daylighting Training

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Dear colleagues:

As in previous years, we will be offering a three day Executive Education program on Daylighting Buildings at Harvard from July 10-12 2013.

Course participants will acquire a range of daylighting design analysis techniques ranging from rules of thumb to state-of-the-art computer simulations and high dynamic range photography for glare analysis. The main simulation program used will be DIVA, a Rhino plug-in that supports the calculation of daylight availability (DAYSIM), annual daylight glare probability maps (Evalglare), thermal load calculations (EnergyPlus) and radiation maps (GenCumulativeSky). The assumptions underlying these programs will be discussed in detail.

The first two days will consist of formal instructions, in-class discussions, hands-on software tutorials, and exercises. Participants will also be given the opportunity to calibrate their personal digital cameras to take HDR images and learn several ways to quantitatively evaluate these images. During the last day, participants will be given the opportunity to apply the newly acquired analysis techniques to ongoing projects of their own.

If you want to make this your "daylighting week" you could further join us on the following Monday, July 15, for DIVA DAY in New York. (Details to follow.)


Christoph Reinhart

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