Basics of Daylighting in a Green Environment
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The use of natural sunlight, known as daylighting, to illuminate a building can save energy, reduce operating costs, create visual appeal, and enhance occupant health and productivity. The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) rating system encourages the use of daylighting to achieve high performance buildings. This course provides an introduction to the use of daylighting in commercial spaces. The course objective is to show why daylighting should be considered, the basic guidelines of using daylighting and some words of caution when using certain daylighting techniques.
- You will have an appreciation for daylighting design strategies and how to avoid
- You will understand the importance of the integration of daylighting and energy
efficient lighting products and controls.
- You will have access to additional educational and design materials, including free
daylighting design software.
- Understand basic lighting design principles, solar orientation, and building energy
- Be familiar with the lighting and illuminance needs of building occupants.
- Review the LEED New Construction guidelines for daylighting (Indoor Environmental
Quality credit 8.1 and 8.2.).
Richard Heinisch, FIES, LC, LEED A.P.
Richard has spent nearly thirty years of his career designing optical systems, for both commercial and government projects, and writing lighting related software.