The program ADELINE, developed by IEA (International Energy Agency), delivers detailed information about day- and artificial lighting and their interactions in and on the building. In addition to the determination of the daylight’s ratio regarding to DIN 5034 or ASR, ADELINE is able to produce a better association of day-and artificial light. This can be very important and comfortable at the time of planning. As a result, the lighting energy can be optimised concerning essential brightness.
In particular, this program is able to be a practical aid in the planning-phase, if searching for an assessment of innovative daylight-systems, as well as searching for solutions of lighting-situations of complex buildings’ geometry. In conjunction with a thermal simulation, it is feasible to work out an energy optimisation of the building.