Tools for sustainable and energy-efficient design
The Sensor Placement and Orientation Tool, or SPOT™ software, is intended to assist a designer quantify the existing or intended electric lighting and annual daylighting performance to establish the optimal photosensor placement for the space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings. SPOT software was developed with classroom daylighting in mind, but can be used for all types of spaces. It handles top and side daylighting strategies and can model any electric lighting source.
The SPOT™ software and Users Manual was developed by AEC. The beta version was developed with support from the California Energy Commission PIER Lighting Research Program. The v3.0 release was made possible by funding from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
SPOT can be downloaded free of charge from the SPOT website.