CIE Standard General Sky Guide

CIE 215:2014
Division 3

This report collects information for the application of the CIE Standard General Sky for general users and designers. The guide provides an explanation of the CIE Standard General Sky concept, which is described in ISO 15469:2004/CIE S 011:2003, and of its simplified use by practitioners. The document includes an extensive list of references on the subject and gives recommendations for prediction methods, tools and computer programs.
The publication is written in English, with a short summary in French and German. It consists of 77 pages with 21 figures and 10 tables and is readily available at the National Committees of the CIE or via the CIE Webshop.

The following members of TC 3-51 "CIE Standard General Sky Guide” took part in the final preparation of this guide by using previously unpublished material of CIE. The committee comes under Division 3 “Interior Environment and Lighting Design”. TC 3-51 finalized the guide following activities of the previous TC 3-37 "A Guide for the Application of the CIE Standard General Sky" chaired by Y. Uetani, D. Kendrick and D. Dumortier and with main contributions by I. Ashdown, S. Darula, P. Greenup, R. Kittler, J. Mardaljevic and G. Roy during 2002 - 2010.


  • Darula, S. Slovakia  (Chair)
  • Ashdown, I. Canada
  • Bartzokas, A. Greece
  • Bisegna, F. Italy
  • Dumortier, D. France
  • Greenup, P. Australia
  • Kambezidis, H.D.Greece
  • Kendrick, D. Australia
  • Kittler, R. Slovakia
  • Kobav, M. Slovenia
  • Koga, Y. Japan
  • Lo Verso, V.R.M.Italy
  • Mardaljevic, J. United Kingdom
  • Markou, M. Greece
  • Ng, E.  Hong Kong
  • Roy, G.  Australia
  • Uetani, Y. Japan
  • Wittkopf, S. Switzerland


  • Kómar, L. Slovakia
  • Norvasuo, M. Finland