Here, you can find a selected list of publications featuring Laybug Tools, including any new methods that were developed using our software.
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Mackey, Christopher; Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha. "The Tool(s) vs. The Toolkit.” In Proceedings of the Design Modeling Symposium. Paris, France, Aug 18-20 2017.

Mackey, Christopher; Galanos, Theodore; Norford, Leslie; Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha. “Wind, Sun, Surface Temperature, and Heat Island: The Critical Variables for High‐Resolution Outdoor Thermal Comfort.” In Proceedings of the 15th International conference of Building Performance Simulation Association. San Francisco, USA, Aug 7-9 2017.

Salamone, Francesco; Belussi, Lorenzo; Danza, Ludovico; Galanos, Theodore; Ghellere, Matteo; Meroni, Italo. "Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality." Sensors 2017, 17, 1021.

Mackey, Christopher; Baranova, Vera; Petermann, Lynn; Menchaca-Brandan, Alejandra. “Glazing and Winter Comfort Part 2: An Advanced Tool for Complex Spatial and Temporal Conditions.” In Proceedings of the 15th International conference of Building Performance Simulation Association. San Francisco, USA, Aug 7-9 2017.

Fang, Yuan. Optimization of Daylighting and Energy Performance Using Parametric Design, Simulation Modeling, and Genetic Algorithms.” A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of North Carolina State University. San Francisco, USA, Spring , 2017.


Braasch, Elzine. “The feasibility of 'Building Performance Sketching' within the building design process.” Thesis, Master of Building Science, Victoria University of Wellington, 2016.

Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha; Subramaniam, Sarith. “Automate Radiance Workflows through Python” in 15th International Radiance Workshop, Padua, Italy, Aug 30 2016.

Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha; “Seeing the Process: Ladybug + Honeybee, Dynamic Building Simulation Solutions for Integrated Iterative Design” Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future. Ed. Willis, Dan; Braham, William W.; Muramoto, Katsuhiko; BarberDaniel A. Routledge, pp 112-116, 2016.

Konis, Kyle; Gamas, Alejandro; Kensek, Karen; “Passive performance and building form: An optimization framework for early-stage design support” Solar Energy, Volume 125, pp 161-179, Feb 2016.

Mackey, Christopher; “Overcoming Fears of Adaptive Comfort in Design” Rumoer: 59, pp 16-23. May 2016.


Mackey, Christopher; Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha; Samaras, Panagiotis. “ComfortCover: A Novel Method for the Design of Outdoor Shades.” In Proceedings of Symposium on Simulation for Archoitecture and Urban Design. Washington, DC, United States, Apr 12-15 2015.

Mackey, Christopher. “Pan Climatic Humans : Shaping Thermal Habits in an Unconditioned Society.” Thesis, MArch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2015.

Negendahl, Kristoffer. “Building Performance Simulation in Early Design Stage: An Introduction to Integrated Dynamic Models.” Automation in Construction 54:39–53, 2015.


Sadeghipour Roudsari, Mostapha; Pak, Michelle. “Ladybug: A Parametric Environmental Plugin for Grasshopper to Help Designers Create an Environmentally-Conscious Design.” In Proceedings of the 13th International conference of Building Performance Simulation Association. Chambery, France, Aug 25-28 2013.