Daylighting fundamentals

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 · available on-demand

Cost: 
FREE to view
Length: 
81 minutes
  • OVERVIEW

Daylighting is the technique of bringing natural light into a space and using it to enhance the space's visual quality as well as energy performance. Quality daylighting design practices had fallen out of favor, but are experiencing resurgence as energy costs increase and the sustainability movement gains momentum. The best daylight design begins early and integrates many aspects of building design, from building massing to fenestration attributes to lighting controls.

This webinar will touch on all aspects of daylight design at the fundamental level. We will discuss climate considerations; how the building type affects the design; building orientation; lighting controls; fenestration size, location and attributes; and shading
conditions.

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the energy-saving and cost-reducing benefits of implementing daylight design.
  • Identify factors that influence daylight design.
  • Analyze daylight design options.
  • Describe criteria needed for successful daylight design.

Who should watch?

Architects, lighting professionals, interior designers, building design professionals, engineers and anyone interested in learning about daylighting.