Annual daylight simulation with shading and automatic control



Just discovering the Ladybug tools & community. Thank you!

For a research project on lighting energy consumption, I would like to run annual CMBD simulations to compare the efficiency of various shading and automatic dimming strategies.

I can code (Python, C/C++, etc.) and am with unix. I found that Radiance and Daysim have the relevant features, but that the learning curve is very steep.

Do you think that the honeybee library be used to ease this curve ? Otherwise, may I ask which approach should I consider ?

With kind regards,