LightUp Analytics is a powerful Daylight and Sunlight Modelling software tool that is used as a SketchUp plugin, it allows users to assess sunlight and daylight effects on complex 3D models. The software performs multiple tasks very quickly and efficiently. LUA has been designed by specialists and practitioners from the following industry sectors:
daylight impact and sunpath analysis
environmental design consultancy
realtime lighting rendering
low energy buildings – including Passivhaus Design
energy efficient buildings
This unique combination of specialisms has created a tool designed to analyse and optimise complex and multiple building development proposals and concepts enabling them to be very energy efficient and compliant with industry standards such as BR209: Site layout Planning for Daylight & Sunlight and GIR27:Passive Solar Estate Layout. The creators believe that LUA has for the first time brought together all of these elements into one software tool.