Posted by Selma Bjorklund

Let the sunshine in - keep the radiance heat out

Have you ever been to Greece? Even if you haven’t, I’m sure you could imagine what it looks like. Mountainsides filled with olive trees, the ground sprinkled with colourful flowers and the sun shining intensely. Perched in the valleys, glistening like diamonds in the light are villages built in the iconic Greek style of architecture. These white houses with small windows are designed to keep their insides cool, but do so partially at the expense of the indoor natural light.

Let’s say you want to stay in Greece, but you also like diffuse light in your indoor environment. How would you go about optimising the shape of your building for both minimum radiation and maximum sky view?

Enter SmartBuildingAnalyser (SBA), the Smart Space tool made to optimise your building’s performance regarding everything that happens outside it. The SBA tool outputs heat maps that are updated live as changes are made in the design, so that different options can be compared before the best one is chosen. In order to get the whole picture, SBA can for example analyse both solar impact (how much radiant energy is received by the façade) and daylight (how much diffuse light each window receive) so that you can find the best compromise between energy efficiency and human needs.

And oh, remember those beautiful mountains? SBA will analyse the view from your building so that you never miss another breath-taking sunset again.

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