This authoritative and multi-disciplinary book provides architects, lighting specialists, and anyone else working daylight into design, with all the tools needed to incorporate this most fundamental element of architecture.
This book should trigger creative thought. It recognizes that good lighting design needs both knowledge and imagination.
"An interdisciplinary work of high quality with a broad spectrum from urban planning and architecture to lighting design that is well balanced between scientific principles and practical relevance" – Helmut Mueller, Detail
Acknowledgements How to use this book 1. Criteria of good daylighting 2. What light does 3. The daylight climate 4. Daylight and the form of buildings 5. Energy and control 6. Standards, design guidance and development control 7. Daylight factors 8. Daylight illuminance 9. Collecting daylight: windows, light pipes and other devices 10. Daylight coefficients and numerical models 11. Notes and References Worksheets Algorithms and equations Index