SunSim

Passive Solar Gain Energy Appraisal Tool

The SunSim project was a prototype software tool that was developed in close collaboration with a local architecture firm called Lundin Homes and was funded by the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme. The tool that was developed was a real-time interactive 3D ray tracing software application that can be used to calculate passive solar gain for arbitrary house shapes, based on real world geospatial data.

Passive Solar Gain in Relation to Time of Day
Real-Time Ray-Tracing Based Computation
Visualisation of Optimal House Shapes