This paper describes a study aimed at providing outdoor illuminance data in Italy, to be used to evaluate daylight potential contribution in the energy performance of buildings. Starting from solar radiation data, a luminous efficacy model was implemented to derive outdoor illuminance for Italian territory. The results obtained were compared with ground measurements, carried out in three different Italian sites (Milan, Rome and Lampedusa island), and the accuracy of model, has been improved introducing specific metrics for Italian context. Typical Meteorological Years (TMYs) of global and diffused components of daylight illuminance, were built for 243 locations, considering different time profiles. Since the definition of the spatial and temporal trend of environmental variables or metrics requires the application of appropriate interpolation procedure, geostatistic methods (kriging), was used to develop Italian daylight maps. The daylight availability maps will be included in the Italian database of solar radiation (www.solaritaly.enea.it) providing an useful tool for lighting energy performances in buildings applications.

Development of daylight availability maps in Italy: Methodology and validation

Spinelli F.;Iatauro D.;Signoretti P.;Terrinoni L.;Zinzi M.
2020

Abstract

This paper describes a study aimed at providing outdoor illuminance data in Italy, to be used to evaluate daylight potential contribution in the energy performance of buildings. Starting from solar radiation data, a luminous efficacy model was implemented to derive outdoor illuminance for Italian territory. The results obtained were compared with ground measurements, carried out in three different Italian sites (Milan, Rome and Lampedusa island), and the accuracy of model, has been improved introducing specific metrics for Italian context. Typical Meteorological Years (TMYs) of global and diffused components of daylight illuminance, were built for 243 locations, considering different time profiles. Since the definition of the spatial and temporal trend of environmental variables or metrics requires the application of appropriate interpolation procedure, geostatistic methods (kriging), was used to develop Italian daylight maps. The daylight availability maps will be included in the Italian database of solar radiation (www.solaritaly.enea.it) providing an useful tool for lighting energy performances in buildings applications.
978-3-9820408-1-3
Daylight availability maps
Daylight illuminance
Kriging
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