Better utilisation of daylight can be hugely beneficial, as it can reduce the need for artificial lighting and internal gains caused by solar energy and electric lighting; thus being more environmentally friendly and saving your clients money.
Our Daylight Calculations service can also indicate whether daylight may cause problems with glare on workplaces or other places in the visual environment.
Computer Simulated Daylighting Calculations
We use the latest technology and advanced computer simulations to evaluate the daylight efficiency of your scheme and offer advice on possible improvements. Calculations are fully BRE compliant in accordance with the requirements for both BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments.
Should the daylight factors be unsuitable or non-compliant we can offer advice on possible improvements if required.
Internal Glare Assessment
Glare is the condition of the vision in which there is a discomfort resulting from the reduction of visual capability due to an unsuitable distribution of luminance, or due to extreme contrasts. The three main types of glare are: discomfort glare, disability glare and blinding glare, all of which occur in the working environment and should be taken into consideration with respect to inhabitants of a building.
With experienced assessors at Encon Associates, we are able to conduct data analysis and provide a report and recommendations to appease planning conditions.
Daylighting Calculations for Environmental Credits
If your project is working towards an environmental assessment, our Daylighting Calculations service can help achieve the following credits:BREEAM 2014