The Sensor Placement + Optimization Tool SPOT™
SPOT assists a designer in quantifying the existing or intended electric lighting and annual daylighting characteristics of a given space, produce a variety of daylighting performance metrics and reports, and to help establish the optimal photosensor placement for the space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings.
The software can be used for all types of spaces, though is limited to simple orthogonal geometry. 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.