Climate Based Daylight Modelling – what is it and how does it improve building design?
Most building designers would enthusiastically agree that natural light is vital to a successful building, and to happy building occupants. But few would confidently say how to achieve excellent levels of daylight, or even how to measure it. Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) is one approach to design that answers this question, with a level of precision that improves designs and building outcomes. CBDM is a tool that allows buildings to be shaped to the climate and site in which they sit, utilising natural resources both beautifully, and efficiently.
This resource is an introduction to CBDM for those who want to know more. QODA offers a full natural light CBDM service, from the earliest stages of concept design, to detailed compliance analysis.