Improving natural light in classroom spaces with local trees: Simulation analysis under the desert conditions of the UAE

Khaled A. Al-Sallal, Laila Ahmed

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Abstract

The study investigates the use of local trees in the UAE to improve visual performance and lighting quality in typical classrooms. The methodology depended on analysis of luminance ratios and illuminance levels using simulation (Radiance.) The effect of two design variables (i.e., tree type: Ghaf and Neem, and tree spacing: 2m and 4m parallel to outside north wall, on task's illuminance levels and interior-surfaces' luminance levels were investigated. Lighting quality and visual comfort issues such as acute contrast, high brightness, and daylight distribution were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1168-1174
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
EventBuilding Simulation 2007, BS 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 3 2007Sep 6 2007

Other

OtherBuilding Simulation 2007, BS 2007
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period9/3/079/6/07

Keywords

  • Illuminance
  • Luminance ratios
  • Visual comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation

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