A simplified approach to calculate the daylight glare comfort class (imperceptible, perceptible, disturbing, or intolerable glare) on annual basis and for a grid of points in a space is presented. This method relies on the calculation of the vertical illuminance (Ev) for each grid point only, which is compared to an Ev threshold value for each daylight glare comfort class. These Ev threshold values are determined through a comparison with the Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) values on an annual basis through a fault-detection technique, for a reduced number of points. Compared to an annual calculation of exact DGP values on a certain grid, this approach is able to evaluate the daylight glare comfort classes only, but it is less time consuming. The paper presents and critically discusses this simplified method by means of its application to different case-studies: south and west oriented office in Turin (Lat 45.1°N), in which the DGP is assessed for three points in the space, considering glazing with different transmission properties (specular or scattering) and visible transmittances, as well as three operable internal shading systems (one venetian blinds and two roller blinds, for solar or glare control). For the presented case studies, the average error in the classification of the space according to daylight glare comfort classes is below 5% when comparing this simplified approach to related DGP values.

A Simplified Approach for the Annual and Spatial Evaluation of the Comfort Classes of Daylight Glare Using Vertical Illuminances / Giovannini, Luigi; Favoino, Fabio; Lo Verso, Valerio; Pellegrino, Anna; Serra, Valentina. - In: BUILDINGS. - ISSN 2075-5309. - ELETTRONICO. - 8:12(2018), pp. 171-191. [10.3390/buildings8120171]

A Simplified Approach for the Annual and Spatial Evaluation of the Comfort Classes of Daylight Glare Using Vertical Illuminances

Giovannini, Luigi;Favoino, Fabio;Lo Verso, Valerio;Pellegrino, Anna;Serra, Valentina
2018

Abstract

A simplified approach to calculate the daylight glare comfort class (imperceptible, perceptible, disturbing, or intolerable glare) on annual basis and for a grid of points in a space is presented. This method relies on the calculation of the vertical illuminance (Ev) for each grid point only, which is compared to an Ev threshold value for each daylight glare comfort class. These Ev threshold values are determined through a comparison with the Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) values on an annual basis through a fault-detection technique, for a reduced number of points. Compared to an annual calculation of exact DGP values on a certain grid, this approach is able to evaluate the daylight glare comfort classes only, but it is less time consuming. The paper presents and critically discusses this simplified method by means of its application to different case-studies: south and west oriented office in Turin (Lat 45.1°N), in which the DGP is assessed for three points in the space, considering glazing with different transmission properties (specular or scattering) and visible transmittances, as well as three operable internal shading systems (one venetian blinds and two roller blinds, for solar or glare control). For the presented case studies, the average error in the classification of the space according to daylight glare comfort classes is below 5% when comparing this simplified approach to related DGP values.
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