The use of glass within building design is increasing, particularly for high-rise buildings. However, this can have effects on occupants, pedestrians, motorists and neighbouring buildings, through issues relating to reflection and glare.

SRE undertakes Visual Comfort and Reflection Studies to assess the impact of proposed designs on the occupants and their surroundings while considering the aesthetics of the building. We use IESVE and Autodesk Ecotect Analysis to model each building in its environment.

Visual comfort directly links to other services SRE provides, including Daylight Modelling and has indirect links to Thermal Comfort.