8th International Radiance Workshop

The 8th International Radiance Workshop was held at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, from October 21 to 23 2009. The event was hosted by Christoph Reinhart and Kera Lagios. The International Radiance Workshops are annual gatherings of advanced users and developers of the Radiance (day)light simulation program. The 2009 workshop was preceded by a full day training session on High Dynamic Range Photography and Glare Analysis that was offered by Mehlika Inanici, Jan Wienold and Greg Ward. The workshop and training session were attended by about eighty participants including twenty-eight GSD students (workshop photo).

Oct 21: HDR Photography and Glare Analysis


High Dynamic Range Photography
Mehlika Inanici (University of Washington) Slides


The Photosphere Browser
Greg Ward (Anyhere Software) Slides


Glare Evaluation
Jan Wienold (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems) Slides

Oct 22: Radiance Workshop 1st Day


Radiance 4.0 Improvements: Recent Code Changes and Additions
Greg Ward (Anyhere Software) Slides
  Using Radiance Simulations, Daysim and Physical Models in
Architectural Practice; A Comparative Discussion

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (Integrated Design Lab – Boise) Slides
  Experiences with Radiance in Daylighting Design, Part IV
Zack Rogers  (IDEAS, Inc.) Slides
  Simulating for Nothing:
Radiance's role in the design of a large net zero energy building 

Rob Guglielmetti (National Renewable Energy Laboratory ) Slides
  Using Radiance to Sail Our Office
Chris Humann (Loisos + Ubbelohde) Slides
  Using Simulation to Optimize Daylighting Design  
Tim Metcalfe (Daylight Modeling Group, Kalwall Corp.) Slides
  Building Better Glass Materials in Radiance - 
Using Optics 5 and the glaze script in Radiance

Jack de Valpine (Visarc, Inc.) Slides
  Complex Fenestration and Annual Simulation  
Greg Ward (Anyhere Software) Slides and Movie
  Simulating Complex Fenestration Systems: 
An Overview of R&D Activities 

Eleanor Lee (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Slides

Oct 23: Radiance Workshop 2nd Day


Using Annual Daylight Simulation to Evaluate Design Alternates
Andy McNeil (Arup) Slides and Movie
  Interactive is the New Black  
David Smith (Buro Happold) Slides
  Towards Animated Building Performance Simulation (ABPS):
Linking Rhinoceros/Grasshopper with Radiance/Daysim

Christoph Reinhart, Kera Lagios & Jeff Niemasz (Harvard Design School) Slides
  A New Method For Radiance Skies  
Mark J. Stock (Applied Scientific Research) Slides
  Applications of Image based Sky models in Lighting Simulation  
Mehlika Inianici  ( University of Washington, Dept. of Arch.) Slides
  Daylight Simulations: How Close do Simulation Beginners Really Get?
Diego Ibarra & Christoph F. Reinhart (Harvard Design School) Slides
  Daylighting Nomographs Revisited 
Rohit Manudhane & Christoph Reinhart (Harvard Design School) Slides
  SPOT on!
Zack Rogers ( IDEAS, Inc.) Slides
  WGLRAD: A windows opengl viewer for Radiance
Ignacio Munarriz (Ais arquitectura studio) Slides

Daysim 3.0 – DDS, New Validation Study and
Annual Daylight Glare Probability Schedules 

Christoph Reinhart (Harvard Design School) Slides &
Jan Wienold (Fraunhofer ISE) Slides

  Wrap-up and Outlook 
Greg Ward (Anyhere Software)