SEFAIRA integrates daylighting analysis into Sefaira for sketchup plugin for effective daylighting visualization
Sefaira, the leading provider of high performance building design software, recently declared that it involves daylighting analysis feature with its performance based design platform.
Benefits of Architects
With the inclusion of daylighting, Sefaira integrates two significant design metrics in the same tool. It will empower the architects to generate elegant and superior building designs by providing balance trade-offs connecting energy and daylighting instantly and efficiently.
The architects will be able to bring meaningful, intuitive performance analysis into their native design environments.
The architect can also undertake best feasible design decisions from the conceptual phases. Authoritative daylighting visualizations will allow the architects to take data-oriented design decisions and convey evidently and efficiently with their clients.
Sefaira gives provides a superior platform to comprehend this complicated interdependent correlation at initial design phases by exploring various window to wall ratios, shading possibilities, glazing systems, and orientation.
Starting this month, daylighting analysis will be accessible in Sefaira for SketchUp, a plugin that facilitates the architects to have real-time energy analysis devoid of leaving their native design environment. Sefaira can now produce solid real-time daylighting and energy metrics inside a single platform by incorporating industry leading and largely accepted daylighting engines, Radiance and DAYSIM, into this plugin. Later on, Sefaira will include daylighting analysis to other design platforms.
Sefaira Daylighting comes up with key metrics which range from Spatial Daylight Autonomy (an indicator of the amount of daylight a space receives), and Annual Sunlight Exposure (a measure of direct sunlight, and an indicator of potential glare and comfort issues).