|  Lab: Energy, Innovation Incubator

Glare can cause annoyance and discomfort when it becomes the source of vision problem. Although discomfort glare has been studied extensively as an academic topic, evaluating the risk of glare and its mitigation strategies are limited in the architectural design process due to the lack of an established workflow. From building design perspective, architects tend to minimize glare in their designs. LENS stands for Lighting-simulations, Evaluative-rendering, Node-measurements, and Systematic-workflow. LENS workflow addresses the issue through exploring the common language among measurements, simulations and renderings. It is expected to help designers quickly measure, understand, interpret and eventually mitigate potential glare issue in the design process. LENS workflow has been proposed and validated in the innovation incubator project.


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