Councils and VCAT have been requesting or requiring daylight assessment, analysis and/or modelling. This is especially common for Mixed Use and Apartment developments.
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 authority's best practice guidelines. Another benefit of doing Daylight Modelling is that once it is modelled, the data from the daylight model can often be reused to perform JV3 thermal modelling for Class 2-9 buildings.