ANALYSIS INSIDE SKETCHUP

ANALYSIS INSIDE SKETCHUP

LightUp Analytics is a sophisticated Daylight, Sunlight and Skylight modelling tool. It puts critical information at your fingertips when you need it most – at the Design and Analysis Stage of a scheme’s development.

WHAT IS LIGHTUP ANALYTICS?

WHAT IS LIGHTUP ANALYTICS?

LightUp Analytics is a powerful Daylight and Sunlight Modelling software tool that is used as a SketchUp plugin, it allows users to assess sunlight and daylight effects on complex 3D models. The software performs multiple tasks very quickly and efficiently. LUA has been designed by specialists and practitioners from the following industry sectors:

  • daylight impact and sunpath analysis
  • environmental design consultancy
  • architecture
  • masterplanning
  • realtime lighting rendering
  • low energy buildings – including Passivhaus Design
  • energy efficient buildings
  • 3D graphics

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

This unique combination of specialisms has created a tool designed to analyse and optimise complex and multiple building development proposals and concepts enabling them to be very energy efficient and compliant with industry standards such as BR209: Site layout Planning for Daylight & Sunlight and GIR27:Passive Solar Estate Layout. The creators believe that LUA has for the first time brought together all of these elements into one software tool.

LUA is aimed primarily at:

  • Architects
  • Masterplanners
  • Planning Policy Officers
  • Energy specialists
  • Passivhaus Designers
  • Daylighting specialists

WITH THANKS

WITH THANKS

The LUA development team is indebted to the TSB Innovation Voucher programme https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/ and to Rationel Windows and Doors (UK) Ltd. www.rationel.co.uk who have kindly sponsored the LUA project.

We would also like to thank in particular Dr. Paul Littlefair, Principal Lighting Consultant at Building Research Establishment and Rob McLeod, Certified Passivhaus Designer, CEPH Trainer, Associate of BRE and Regeneration Partnership and PhD Researcher at Cardiff University, for their guidance and advice during the development of the LUA software.