Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all architects and building services engineers interested in good daylighting design. The book is based on the work of 25 experts from all parts of Europe who have collected, evaluated and developed the material under the auspices of the European Commission's Solar Energy and Energy Conservation R&D Programmes.
Table of Contents
Introduction * Chapter 1: Daylighting Evolution and Analysis * Chapter 2: Light and Human Requirements * Chapter 3: Daylight Data * Chapter 4: Photometry of Materials * Chapter 5: Daylighting Components * Chapter 6: Electric Lighting * Chapter 7: Control Systems * Chapter 8: Light Transfer Models * Chapter 9: Evaluation and Design Tools * Chapter 10: Integrated Energy Use Analysis * Chapter 11: Case Study Analysis * Glossary * Appendices: A- Sky Trope Probability * B- Daylight Availability * C- Survey of Light Measuring Instruments * D- Guide to Scale Models * E- Survey of Control Systems * F-Review of Design Tools * G- Review of Computer Codes * H- Survey of Artificial Skies * Index