Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM)

Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM)

KJ Tait Engineers work with leading Architects and construction companies, as part of the UK Governments Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). All new ESFA funded school developments are required to meet the ESFA specification for the provision of adequate daylight

Average Daylight Factor

Average Daylight Factor (ADF) Calculation

Average Daylight Factor (ADF) calculations demonstrate how the level of light inside a building compares to the level of light outside and estimates how much light will actually reach occupants of a building.  ADF calculations are a common requirement for the BREEAM assessment. BREEAM Health and

Spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA) and Annual Sun Exposure (ASE)

Calculation for the Well Building Standard Requirements The WELL building standard is a leading tool for advancing health and wellbeing in buildings globally. WELL’s flexible framework aims to improve health and human experience through design. The WELL building standard stipulates criteria to find a balance between sDA,

Daylight & Sunlight Impact Assessments for Planning

For most new urban developments, it is necessary that a daylight and sunlight impact assessment will be required for submission to the local planning authority. These assessments are required to ensure that the quality of daylight and sunlight at adjacent properties and gardens is not significantly

Skyliner, Edinburgh

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were appointed by CDA Architects, on behalf of S1 Developments, to carry out an assessment of the daylight available at and around their proposed new residential development located at the Ocean Drive gap site in Leith. The assessment included: Vertical Sky Component Calculation

Marionville Road, Edinburgh

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were commissioned to carry out this study into the available daylight surrounding the proposed development in order to quantify the available level of daylight and sunlight within the external areas of the scheme, and to assess the impact on existing surrounding residential

Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels, Edinburgh

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were appointed by CFP Architects to carry out an assessment of the daylight available to the residential buildings within the vicinity of a proposed new hotel, extension to existing hotel and residential development located in a gap site behind Jeffrey Street in

The Swan School, Oxford

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were appointed by Galliford Try to carry out an assessment of the daylight available to a proposed new 3FE Secondary School and separate sports hall. The assessment included: Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) to all teaching spaces in accordance with the guidelines of

Meadowbrook College, Oxford

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were appointed by Galliford Try to carry out an assessment of the daylight available to a proposed new Special School The assessment included: Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) to all teaching spaces in accordance with the guidelines of the Educational and Skills Funding

St Johns College Student Hub, Cambridge

Introduction KJ Tait Engineers were appointed by St Johns College to carry out an assessment on how to increase the daylight levels within the student hub. The assessment included: Average Daylight Factor (ADF) to all other occupied spaces in accordance with Lighting Guide 5 (LG5). Key Outcome: The aim was

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