[Bldg-sim] Calculating solar reflectance using Ecotect

Michael Donn Michael.Donn at vuw.ac.nz
Sat Dec 12 21:05:23 PST 2009


What you describe sounds like an impossibility for all software, and is certainly I think impossible for Ecotect. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the question? You seem to be asking whether Ecotect (or other software products) can measure the physical properties of a building facade? Building physical properties are input parameters to simulation programs and to Ecotect. One needs a field instrument to do this, not a piece of software..?


From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org [mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Priya Premchandran
Sent: Saturday, 12 December 2009 2:33 p.m.
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Subject: [Bldg-sim] Calculating solar reflectance using Ecotect


Has anyone used Ecotect to analyze solar absorption/reflectance for a surface , for example a building façade? Using Ecotect, it is possible to calculate the incident solar radiation values but I am more interested to find if the software could be used to  determine the solar reflectance/absorption values to help compare various design options.

Any thoughts or suggestions on this issue is very much appreciated.


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