SunCast calculates the position of the sun in the sky, tracks solar penetration throughout the building interior and calculates shadows.
It draws on:
- The position of your building and site
- The date and time
- Your viewing position (altitude and azimuth)
- The properties of your defined windows, doors and holes
- Defined shading surfaces: adjacent buildings, topographical shades, local shades
Complex solar shading calculations are undertaken which determine how solar rays pass through both external and internal openings. Penetration across rooms and atriums into internal space is uniquely taken into consideration.
SunCast enables you to analyse the geometric relationship between the sun and your building. These training videos will help you understand and apply this powerful solar analysis tool.
IES Training Manager, Hans Dhargalkar, is our most experienced trainer with over 20 years unparalleled experience in training customers in the Virtual Environment. He is responsible for creating IES training programmes and materials. Hans holds an Honours Degree and a Masters degree. Before joining IES, he was involved with wind tunnel testing, fire protection and building services software.