Documenting the daylight effect helped Siemens achieve LEED certification
LEED stands for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design. According to Lone Feifer, the leading expert at the VELUX Group on sustainable living in buildings, the LEED certification system is a way to ensure the quality of the building.
“The certification is based on five categories, which include information about location, water consumption, energy consumption, materials and resources, as well as the indoor climate”, says Feifer.
One of these parameters involves the volume of daylight in the building. An effect which can be notoriously difficult to predict.
“To help document the effect, we have developed a number of VELUX Building Simulation Tools, which can be used to simulate the impact of VELUX Modular Skylights. It’s important, because it is this form of simulating daylight, energy and indoor climate that in the end will document the significance of our modules.”