Daylight Simulation Event in Boston and via Webcast (Fwd: Daylight Simulation in Design - Event and Webcast)

Dear Radiance and DIVA users,

I am forwarding this message at the request of Holly Samuelson, president of IBPSA-Boston. On February 7th IBPSA-Boston is hosting an event on using daylight simulations for design which will be of interest to many of you. For those not in Boston, the event will be webcast online. Details can be found in Holly's message below.

Kind regards,

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From: "Holly W. Samuelson" <[email protected]>
Subject: Daylight Simulation in Design - Event and Webcast

IBPSA Boston in conjunction with IES Boston is excited to present our next event, Daylight Simulation in Design, on February 7th from 6:00-7:30pm EST at MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We have two groups of speakers who will present some interesting applications of daylight simulation in architecture projects. As usual, the event will be webcast and web-archived. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend in person. Details below.
(Also, please save the date for our next event/webcast, a joint meeting the evening of March 13 with ASHRAE and AEE.)

Daylight Simulation in Design
February 7, 6:00-7:30pm EST
MIT, building 7 (aka 77 Massachusetts Ave.) room 431 (aka the Long Lounge)
Social event to follow at a local pub TBD. Munchies provided.

Presentation Synopses:
Schroepfer + Hee’s New Jurong Church (planned for completition in 2013) is an approximately 10,000 sqm religious and cultural facility located in the densely populated western part of Singapore. The presenters will discuss how, with the need to mitigate the harsh climate conditions of the tropics and yet not have a high dependence on mechanical cooling systems, the conception and design of the building envelope employed state-of-the-art lighting and energy use simulations to make full use of passive systems, leading to an understanding of architecture in that form, material, structure and performance are not seen as separate elements, but rather as complex interrelations.

Daylight modeling can be a powerful tool in the professional architectural world, but it can also create various challenges. Using examples from their work at Lam Partners, the presenters will show ways in which daylight modeling can be crafted strategically to support design ideas, as well as some of the hurdles to using this type of analysis on projects. The presentation will touch upon topics such as cost, efficiency and marketing.
Thomas Schroepfer, Associate Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design and Principal at Schroepfer + Hee
Alstan Jakubiec, PhD Candidate at MIT
Azadeh Omidfar, Researcher at MIT, Designer at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
Glenn Heinmiller, Principal at Lam Partners
Kera Lagios, Designer at Lam Partners

Remote Access Instructions:
We will broadcast the session using AnyMeeting. You may register ahead of time, which would be helpful to us, or sign-in without registering once the meeting starts. The URL for the broadcast will be: The registration URL is: You will be able to hear the presentation and discussion through your computer speakers, and to text questions for the speakers (using AnyMeeting) to our webmaster, who will be monitoring the remote attendees.

More information on the speakers as well as transportation and parking will be posted on our website:

More Info on IBPSA Boston and IES Boston:
IBPSA Boston is a local chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, USA Regional Affiliate. Membership for individuals in IBPSA Boston is free. If you would like to be notified of all our events, please join our mailing list by emailing "Membership Request" to [email protected].
IES Boston is a section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination.


Holly W. Samuelson
President, IBPSA Boston
Registered Architect | LEED AP BD+C
Doctor of Design Candidate in Sustainable Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design