Sensor Placement + Optimization Software v.4.2
Version 4.2 released -- This version will run smoothly and completely with Excel versions 2007 and 2010, and Windows XP, Windows 7 (32bit), and Windows 7 (64bit) are the tested platforms.
Version 4.2 released July 2010 with support from Energy Design Resources through Southern California Edison.
SPOT™ is intended to assist a designer in quantifying the existing or intended electric lighting and annual daylighting characteristics of a given space and to help establish the optimal photosensor placement for the space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings.
The software was developed with classroom daylighting in mind, but can be used for all types of spaces. SPOT™ handles top and side daylight sources and can model any electric lighting source.The software uses a Microsoft® Excel platform with a RADIANCE engine and is available at no cost.
The SPOT™ software was developed by Architectural Energy Corporation with support from the following organizations.
Copyright 2011, Architectural Energy Corporation. Permission is granted to copy and use this version of the software for personal or commercial purposes provided that it is copied in its entirety, including this copyright notice and all disclaimers made by Architectural Energy Corporation. All other rights are reserved.