I just wonder if my understanding of different radiance methods in various tools are correct:
- “2Phase DDS” is embedded in Daysim, Honeybee, and previous versions of Diva
- “3Phase” and “5Phase” methods have been added to HoneybeePlus
Now, I want to understand if the method that I am using or have been used is appropriate for having accurate results regarding annual daylight assessment (sDA,ASE). I consider two sets of window: simple and complex.
Simple window (a punch window or a punch window with horizontal or vertical shades): 2Phase DDS, 3Phase and 5Phase methods are all appropriate methods for daylight analysis of this type of windows. This means that annual daylight assessment (sDA and ASE) should be accurate with Honeybee and previous versions of Diva.
BSDF: 2Phase DDS, 5Phase and 6Phase methods are appropriate methods for daylight analysis of this type of window. Therefore, HoneybeePlus should be the approprite tool. But if I use 2Phase DDS (Honeybee), I wonder if the results are still accurate.