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Glare Analysis

Glare Analysis is at the heart of what we do here at our Singapore ESD consultancy office of BroadTech Engineering.
Our team of experienced ESD consultants have demonstrated track records of successfully working on countless computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation for various major green building ratings such as Green Mark (Singapore), LEED (USA), Greenship (Indonesia), GBI (Malaysia), BREEAM (UK) and Green Star (Australia).
In addition to glare analysis, we are also able to conduct engineering simulation for various building-related environmental modeling analysis such as

– Building energy modeling and simulation
– Building Daylight analysis
– Building aerodynamics and wind simulation
– Shading analysis, Sunpath analysis (IL: Sun path Analysis) and Solar Radiation Analysis
– Condensation simulation
– Carbon footprint analysis
– Envelope Thermal Transfer Value

Base on the post analysis of the engineering simulation results, our engineers will propose and monitor the end-to-end implementation of green building design concepts and techniques which are specifically tailored to the needs and challenges of your building engineering project.

What is Glare Analysis

Glare is a parameter used in modern building architectural design analysis techniques to predict and assess the occurrence of visual discomfort in occupants in the building. This is either caused by a sharp lighting contrast or higher than average luminous intensity
The prediction and quantification of the occurrence of visual glare due to daylight reflection can be easily achieved using

1. Daylight analysis and simulation software to simultaneously analyze building from multiple placement positions and view directions,
2. Analysis and Assessment of spatial and directional layout of building features on the occurrence of glare (eg. Furniture, Wall, Venetian shade blinds, plants etc)
2. Analysis and Assessments of luminance contrast level
3. Detection and Assessment of direct sunlight near workspace areas used by building occupants.
predict the occurrence of discomfort glare and to hence support the design of comfortable spaces.


Why is Glare Analysis Important

In the building design process, the consideration of Glare as a design factor is an extremely important building design consideration. A professionally executed Glare analysis is able to give building design consultants, Green mark consultants as well as environmental consultant useful engineering insights, such as

1. Prediction of Glare Occurrence

Using computer engineering simulation, we are able to predict the mean hours of intolerable discomfort glare within a given day. In addition, we are also able to predict the occurrence of the visually discomforting glare at different specific time of the day.
This can be presented in the form of a color-coded image of the workspace to be analyzed, where it can visually highlight the different visual glare severity, such as 1. Imperceptible Glare, 2. Perceptible Glare, 3. Disturbing Glare, and Tolerable Glare).

2. Energy Planning

Base on the predicted average hours of natural daylight available annually, it allows green building consultants and designers to accurately use energy modeling to plan for the amount of artificial lighting needed and keep the energy consumption to a minimum.

3. Eliminate the Need for Luminance Analysis equipment

Advanced computational methods offer building engineers and designers a much more feasible method to accurately digitally simulate and examine the building interior spaces using the latest luminance based metrics to assess visual comfort and aspects of quality.
Such computational analysis allows engineers to carry out glare analysis without the need to deploy expensive luminance analysis equipment or handheld luminance meters.

Glare Metrics used for Glare Analysis

The various glare indices that we use includes

1. Daylight Glare Probability (DGP)

Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) is an image-based glare measurement metric used in computer-based glare simulation and analysis techniques.
It is commonly adopted by building designers and engineers to accurately predict the appearance of visual discomfort glare in daylit building interior spaces

2. Daylight Glare Index (DGI)

3. CIE Glare Index (CGI)

4. Visual Comfort Probability (VCP)

5. Unified Glare Rating (UGI)


About Us

BroadTech Engineering is a Leading Engineering Simulation and Numerical Modelling Consultancy in Singapore.
We Help Our Clients Gain Valuable Insights to Optimize and Improve Product Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency.


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Glare Analysis

1. Powerful Simulation Software Tools

2. Simulation Consultants with Extensive Research & Professional Experience

2. Simulation Consultants with Extensive Research & Professional Experience

3. Simulation projects Completed in a Timely and Cost-effective Manner

3. Simulation projects Completed in a Timely and Cost-effective Manner

4. Proven Track Record

4. Proven Track Record

5. Affordable

5. Affordable

6. Full Knowledge Transfer

6. Full Knowledge Transfer

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If you are still interested in learning more about Glare Analysis and to see what it can do for you, call us today at +6581822236 for a no obligation discussion of your needs.
Our knowledgeable and friendly representative will be happy to talk to you and share with you in details the benefits & features of performing a Glare analysis for your building design.
Alternatively, for quote request, simply email us your technical specifications & requirements to info@broadtechengineering.com