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Daylight simulation

User satisfaction in buildings depends to a large extent on lighting comfort. A higher proportion of natural light is conducive to good health and productivity in the work place. Moreover, a high level of daylight autonomy also results in a reduction of the running costs. Questions relating to lighting can be resolved at an early stage during the design phase with the help of a daylight simulation.

The concept for daylight use is closely related to the structural design of the building. The transparency of the building must also be optimised with reference to the energy balance in summer and in winter.

The Passive House Institute can offer you both: consultations regarding the concept for daylight use and energy-relevant optimisation of the building envelope.

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