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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.5

Radiance
Radiance Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Radiance is a free and open source lighting software that is used in the analysis and visualization of solar control, lighting, and daylighting design. This technology has no limitations on the geometry or the materials that may be simulated. Scene geometry, materials, luminaires, time, date, and sky conditions (for daylight calculations) are specified. Additionally, spectral radiance (luminance + color), irradiance (illuminance + color), and glare indices are calculated. Simulation results may be displayed as color images, numerical values, and contour plots.

Please note: At the time of writing, the technology page and/or vendor page may have issues loading within the VA Firewall, however this may potentially be resolved. Microsoft Internet Explorer lists error as, ‘There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.’
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.8
Decision Date: 08/11/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Radiance
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/11/2020).