Based on literature reviews, we think that our control strategy inputs will be:
- Illuminance at the desk level,
- occupancy,
- time of year,
- solar radiation,
- feedback on the outputs,
- and possibly even indoor and outdoor temperature to help decide whether we want to increase or decrease solar gain to the indoor environment.

The outputs of our model would be :
- angle of the louvres,
- Position of the blinds
- and angles of the blind slats.


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