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Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings



ISBN 9781466501300
Published March 7, 2012 by Fairmont Press
300 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of quality, indoor lighting, and explains concepts like visual comfort, visual interest, and integrated design as they relate to the practice of lighting design. Energy-efficient lighting technologies, including LED lighting and digital control systems, and design strategies that increase visual comfort and productivity are discussed in plain language, and examined in a straightforward way to give the reader, whether an architect, interior designer, engineer, building trades professional, or student a broad understanding of the art and science of energy-efficient quality lighting.

Table of Contents

QUALITY LIGHTING
What is Lighting Design
Understanding Light (Luminance, Illuminance, & Lumens)
Glare & Contrast
Visual Comfort & Visual Interest
Color & Light

HOW MUCH LIGHT DO WE NEED & WHERE DO WE NEED IT?
Lighting + Space: Calculating the Results
Target Illuminance Levels
Task Lighting

SUSTAINABILITY & ELECTRIC LIGHTING SOURCES
Choosing Lamp Types & Sonrces
Lamps, Source Types & Relative Photometry
LED (SSL) Lighting

SUSTAINABLE APPLICATIONS: DAYLIGHTING & LIGHTING CONTROLS
Daylighting
Lighting Controls

BUILDING GREEN
Model Codes, Code-Language Standards & Energy Codes
Paths to High Performance Green Buildings: Advocacy Groups, Advanced Energy Design Guides, Green Construction Codes & Green Building Rating Systems

Appendix A-Color IlIustrations
Appendix B-Lighting Calculations &
Calculation Software
Appendix C-Resources
Index

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