Monday, August 21

Eclipse viewing trip (optional)


Depart from the White Stag Building in Portland (70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209)

9:00 – 12:00

Eclipse viewing at the Sokol Blosser Winery in Dayton, OR

Sokol Blosser in a family-run and operated winery outside of Dayton in Dundee, Oregon. Nestled in the Willamette Valley, Sokol Blosser is home to the perfect environment for the Pinot Noir grape and the winery takes great pride in producing a world-class Pinot Noir. Focused on sustainability, the winery became the first U.S. winery to receive LEED Certification in 2002 and became a Certified B Corporation in 2015. The tasting room and event space was designed by Allied Works Architecture and engineered by KPFF.

Tuesday, August 22

Workshop Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 Workshop attendee check-in
9:30 – 10:00 Introduction
10:00 – 10:35 Greg Ward (Anyhere Software)
What’s new in Radiance for 2017
10:35 – 11:20 Coffee & social break
11:20 – 11:55 Rob Shakespeare (Indiana University)
A Validated Approach to Predicting Visibility
11:55 – 12:30 Yue Liu, Mehlika Inanici, and Alex Colburn (University of Washington)
Computing Long-term Daylighting Simulations from High Dynamic Range Photographs Using Deep Neural Networks
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:05 Taoning Wang and Eleanor Lee (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
A Sensitivity Analysis of BSDF Data Sets With Various Resolution and Methods Of Derivation: A Case Study
2:05 – 2:40 Taoning Wang and Eleanor Lee (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
An Update on Validating Methods for Parametric Study of Non-Coplanar Shading Systems
2:40 – 3:25 Coffee & social break
3:25 – 4:00 Bo Jung and Mehlika Inanici (University of Washington)
Capturing the Circadian Lighting Through HDR Photography
4:00 – 4:35 Amir Nezamdoost and Alen Mahic (University of Oregon)
Challenges and Opportunities of Incorporating LM-83 Into Building Simulation
4:35 – 5:10 Galen Burrell (ARUP San Francisco)
Investigating Daylight Reflections in the Built Environment

Wednesday, August 23

Workshop Day 2

9:30 – 10:05 Kristen Garibaldi (ARUP New York)
Communicating the Qualitative and Quantitative in Museum Daylight Design: A Case Study
10:05 – 10:40 Andrea Zani (Politecnico di Milano)
Daylighting Performance of Three Dimensional Textiles
10:40 – 11:25 Coffee & social break
11:25 – 12:00 Briana Coston (Integral Group)
Optimizing the Radiance Workflow in an Integrated Engineering Firm Environment
12:00 – 12:35 Alan DeMarche (Loisos + Ubbelohde)
Integrating Daylighting and Electric Lighting Simulation Workflows With Practice
12:35 – 1:35 Lunch
1:35 – 2:10 Rob Guglielmetti (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
OpenStudio Parametric Analysis Tool Radiance Integration
2:10 – 2:45 Will Whiteneck (Light Foundry)
Approaches to Calculating Annual Sunlight Exposure in LightStanza
2:45 – 3:30 Coffee & social break
3:30 – 4:05 Chikako Ohki, Hiroshi Ohga, and Nozomu Yoshizawa (Obayashi Corporation)
Annual Environmental Performance Evaluation of Light and Heat in Daylight Harvesting Systems Using Radiance and NewHASP
4:05 – 4:40 Robert Hart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Radiance Used in Conjunction with Berkeley Lab WINDOW to Evaluate Solar Heat Gain Through Complex Fenestration

Thursday, August 24

Workshop Day 3

9:30 – 10:05 Miri Majid (Sweco Architects) [Remote presentation from Iran]
Dynamo Nodes Applications for Architects and Urban Designers With Communication Between Radiance and Revit
10:05 – 10:40 Kerger Truesdell and Vladimir Bajić (Sefaira)
Sefaira’s Method for Rapidly Calculating Daylight Metrics Using Radiance
10:40 – 11:25 Coffee & social break
11:25 – 12:00 Stephen Wasilewski (Loisos + Ubbelohde)
Visualizing Visual Comfort
12:00 – 12:35 Denise Blankenberger and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (University of Oregon)
Expanding the Daylighting Pattern Guide Using Annual Metrics
12:35+ Radiance Training Day Q&A, preparation, and troubleshooting support

Friday, August 25

Radiance Training Day (optional)

8:00 – 9:00 Modeling for Radiance
Introduction to text-form Radiance, the syntax for geometry and material definition, and the basics of the command-line environment.
9:00 – 10:00 Navigating Radiance Assets
Modeling geometry with third-party 3D modeling software (SketchUp, Rhinoceros). Exporting and model organization. Generating additional assets such as sky definitions, point analysis grids, setting up views for HDR renderings.
10:00 – 11:00 Simulation
Running point-analysis and view rendering simulations.
11:00 – 12:00 Exercise #1
Exercise running a pre-made daylighting model, and if time allows a model of your own making.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 LM-83 Metrics and Simulation Approach
Introduction to LM-83 metrics (sDA, ASE) and their implementation via Radiance simulation and script-based automation.
2:00 – 3:00 Modeling for Annual Simulation
Using previously covered modeling techniques to set up daylighting models for annual simulation based on the daylight coefficient method and incorporation of blinds operation.
3:00 – 4:00 Breakdown of Annual Simulation Workflow and Data Visualization
Unpacking the Radiance tools required to execute the daylight coefficient method and an introduction to its integration with custom scripting and data visualization.
4:00 – 5:00 Exercise #2
Exercise running a pre-made daylighting model through the LM-83 annual simulation workflow, and if time allows a model of your own making.


2017 International Radiance Workshop location and surrounding area in Portland, Oregon.

The White Stag Building
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, Oregon 97209