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Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

1st Edition

By Christopher Meek, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg


148 pages

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pub: 2014-10-28
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Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents design teams with the performance analysis resources, energy saving estimates and user satisfaction results they need in order to make informed decisions regarding daylighting and lighting design.

Written by two well-known experts in the field, the book provides:

  • critical geometric and material relationships along with proven design process activities, offered in a quick-reference format, with sufficient context to address the range of associated issues present in any building project
  • both the "fundamentals" and "applications" which cover design concepts and practice activities applicable to all integrated lighting projects
  • specific directives for how the concepts covered are applied in a range of common design scenarios, including architectural rules-of-thumb, instructions for ensuring visual comfort, and preferred approaches for electric lighting control integration.

In demonstrating these necessary insights to designers, the authors employ an iterative analysis of common "daylighting patterns" and illustrate and annotate both successful and unsuccessful examples via built form and simulation. Part of the PocketArchitecture series, this is the ideal pocketbook for any designer serious about reducing the energy impact of their buildings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Fundamentals 1.1. Why Use Daylight as the Primary Light Source? 1.2. What Design Steps Will Help Ensure an Integrated Holistic Lighting Design? 1.3. What are the Critical Schematic Design Factors Affecting Daylight Provision and Electric Lighting Integration? Part 2: Applications 2.1. Using this Book 2.2. Floor Plate Geometry 2.3. Window Area – Sidelit Office 2.4. Section Depth – Sidelit Office 2.5. Work Station Partitions – Sidelit Office 2.6. Glass Area Ratios – Fenestration Patterns From Two or More Sides 2.7. Blinds and Shades – Blind Types 2.8. Toplighting – Gymnasium Toplighting Design 2.9. Toplighting – Classroom Toplighting Design 2.10. Atrium and Adjacent Floorplate – Atrium Fenestration 2.11. Daylight From Top and Side – Small Building 2.12. Daylight From Top and Side – Office Building 2.13. Daylight From Top and Side – Classroom 2.14. Fixed Building Shading – Fixed Classroom Shading – South Façade References

About the Authors

Christopher Meek is Research Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect. He is co-Director of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) in Seattle where he consults with design teams in the Pacific Northwest and nationally with a focus on building energy performance, daylighting, visual comfort, electric lighting, and climate responsive design.

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho, and Director of the Integrated Design Lab in Boise. He has consulted on several hundred building projects with architects and engineers regarding daylight, integrated design, and low-energy strategies since 2000. He has a PhD in the Built Environment from the University of Washington.

About the Series


Technical Design Series

The design and construction of buildings and facilities is no small feat. It requires a great deal of technical knowhow. Building professionals utilize ‘rules of thumb’ to make many of these technical decisions, much of which is unwritten based on traditional approaches of adherence to cultural codes of practice and building regulations. Students and professionals in architecture, engineering and construction have little scientific or fundamental physics as a basis for these decisions. This lack of technical understanding and access to need-to-know information inevitably leads to inappropriate technical design decisions.

PocketArchitecture:Technical Design Series is intended to fill this void. It comprises succinct, easy to use, topic-based volumes that collate in one place unbiased, need-to-know technical information about a particular subject area.  This series demystifies the scientific basis for technical design solutions, illustrating how fundamental scientific theory has been used to develop both traditional and innovative construction techniques and practices.

Books within the PocketArchitecture:Technical Design Series each provide a ‘fundamentals’ section in which the underlying scientific theory relating to the topic is presented and an ‘applications’ section that describes how the scientific theory has been applied to technical design solutions. The highly illustrated ‘applications’ section explains the scientific basis for common technical design ‘rules of thumb’, for traditional and innovative construction practices and for relevant codes of practice and building regulations and comprises the majority of each volume.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / Lighting
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design