The Advanced Options button activates the Advanced Options screen, shown in Figure 3-1, which allows the user to change a number of the program calculation settings. The program’s default values for each setting are listed and an input field allows the user to override each setting.

Calculations – These fields allow the user to override basic calculation settings.

Shading Devices – These fields allow the user to override the shading device settings.

Energy Model Schedule – This field allows users to pre-select a DOE-2 “include” file (*.inc) or Energy Plus 8760 text array to be exported in the analysis portion of the program. These files give an annual lighting power density (LPD) schedule(s) from results based on the SPOT schedule and photosensor control settings that can be used directly in DOE-2 or Energy Plus. Care should be taken to ensure the same weather files (TMY2 or EPW) files have been used and that the occupancy schedules and LPDs match between the energy simulation and the SPOT simulation.

  • Type 1 – Combines ON electric lighting zones and controlled electric lighting zones into two separate groups, resulting in two exportable include files.
  • Type 2 – Separates each electric lighting zone into its own exportable include file.
  • Type 3 – Combines all electric lighting zones into one schedule and one exportable include file.

Radiance Parameters – These fields allow the user to override the default Radiance parameters used for calculations and for renderings.

rvu Operation – Information on how to operate the rvu Radiance interactive viewer.

The Back button takes you back to the Geometry Input page.


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