Daylighting in the Midwest: tools and analysis

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 · available on-demand

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88 minutes

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 discuss the daylighting analysis tools available. It will specifically explore SkyCalc and SPOT by utilizing these tools to analyze daylighting design specific to the Midwest.

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

  • Understand the basic types of daylighting analysis
  • Identify design considerations specific to the Midwest
  • Utilize SkyCalc and SPOT at a basic level
  • Describe design strategies for differing space types

Who should watch?

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