[Bldg-sim] Modeling tool for daylight, Energy, Thermal comfort analysis

Lars O. Grobe grobe at gmx.net
Thu Apr 21 14:01:47 PDT 2011

> Can you please suggest the best modeling tool which has the
> capabilities to perform Daylight simulation, Thermal comfort analysis
> in non AC spaces of a building and Energy simulation

Did anyone mention esp-r? Free software, so no limitations and available 


Still, "best modeling tool" tends to be a rather subjective grading 
scheme. Having an all-in-one solution is nice to reuse information that 
you would need to convert or input several times with specialized 
solutions. The specialized ones usually are more powerful for 
complicated use-cases. E.g. almost all solutions (including above 
mentioned esp-r) somehow integrate an interface to Radiance for 

Cheers, Lars.

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