Simulated data of the impact of contextual shading on the performance of external shading devices in high-rise residential buildings in tropics

Published: 8 October 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/h8pnz942tv.2
Nadeeka Jayaweera


The data set consists of simulated data. An archetype high-rise residential building of 21 floors was developed to simulate the impact of external shading scenarios on energy savings and daylight. The urban context was developed based on the building setback curves developed for optimum solar access for each cardinal direction. 27 shading scenarios (C1-27) consisting of combined shading (with balcony and vertical panel), horizontal shading (balcony only) and no shading (no balcony or vertical panel) were modeled for the 2nd, 11th and 20th floor. Using 3D modeling software Rhino3D, parametric interface Grasshopper and plugins, DIVA4 and Archsim, the effectiveness of the shading scenarios in terms of daylight and energy savings were simulated.



University of Moratuwa


Energy Application, Daylighting, Building Envelope