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:
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.
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
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.
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