Some Councils, including the City of Melbourne, the City of Stonnington, Moreland City Council, and Bayside City Council and the City of of Port Phillip, are now requesting or requiring daylight modelling and analysis. This is especially common for large Mixed Use and Apartment developments in excess of 15 apartments.
Daylight modelling may be required for all habitable rooms, or for specific areas that are likely to be problematic, such as rooms adjacent to light courts and "saddle bag" bedroom designs. EcoResults can incorporate daylight modelling into any of our ESD reports to troubleshoot the design and demonstrate compliance with the relevant authorities best practice guidelines. Another benefit of doing Daylight Modelling is that once it is modelled, the date from the daylight model can often be reused to perform JV3 thermal modelling for Class 2-9 buildings.