Sustainability is a central focus of D/P/S' practice, and we are always looking for new strategies to create better buildings.
While evaluating the beta version of what was previously Revit Daylight Analysis, D/P/S BIM Technician John Pierson came up with an innovative solution to incorporate solar tubes into the analysis. From there, Brandon Garrett, Associate / Project Manager at D/P/S, and John, collaborated with David Scheer, the program developer of the new Revit Extension. Brandon and John provided feedback and troubleshooting support as David refined the program. Together, D/P/S and Autodesk ran several tests on projects that had previously been awarded the LEED Daylighting credit. By comparing test results and actual results, we were able to validate the data being generated by the new extension, now called Lighting Analysis for Revit.
As a result, daylight analyses are faster and cheaper.
The new tool allows us to explore daylighting strategies, which in return, helps to optimize building performance, save money, extend the life of a building, and create healthy environments for employees.
Lighting Analysis for Revit exposes electric and solar lighting results directly on the Revit model. The results are validated against Radiance, a commonly used simulation tool, and displayed in-canvas more quickly. The service also offers automated daylighting analysis for LEED. For more information, visit autodesk.com.
Author: Autodesk Building Solutions with D/P/S