Integrated environment for analyzing daylighting and electric lighting, and passing results on to whole building analysis; provides 3-D CAD modeling of a space; automatically generates Superlite and Radiance input files; calculates interior illuminance levels in complex building spaces; graphically displays analysis results. ADELINE (Advanced Day- and Electric Lighting Integrated New Environment) is used primarily for large commercial building applications.
daylighting, lighting, commercial buildings buildings
Average level of PC computer literacy; understanding of basic lighting concepts.
First distributed in late 1994.
Architects, lighting designers, researchers, engineers.
Geometry and surface characteristic codes input using 3-D CAD (SCRIBE Modeler); simple geometry can also be entered via dialog boxes; analysis runtime parameters (e.g., geographic location, time of year, sky conditions) entered via graphic user interface dialog boxes.
Various graphic displays of interior illuminance levels, including 3-D renderings; also preformatted text files containing detailed analysis results that can be passed on to dynamic building simulation programs such as tsbi5, SUNCODE, DOE-2 and TRNSYS.
Version 3 runs on PCs under Windows 95/NT. Version 2.0 for PCs under DOS 3.0 or higher is still available.
Various modules are written in C, FORTRAN, and other languages.
3-D CAD input; complex geometry allowed; accurate daylighting and electric lighting calculations; graphic display of analysis results.
Non-standard (US) CAD; some module integration rough spots; requires hand-off of text files for whole-building analysis.
Fraunhofer-Institut f�r Bauphysik
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