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Designed by David Neiman, AIA
Photo Credit: Ed Sozinho
This class is part of AIA+2030, a ten-session Professional Series to help design professionals create buildings that meet the energy efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge. Learn more and Register for the series.
Lighting constitutes 29 percent of a typical American office building’s energy load. Proper lighting is also critical to occupant comfort and productivity—and an exploration of daylighting and efficient artificial lighting is an and of itself an exploration of integrated design. This session will explore the nature of natural light as part of a site’s resource inventory, and identify strategies for maximizing access to beneficial light while controlling for glare and unwanted heat gain. It will couple this discussion with the latest research and application of artificial lighting choices designed to meet residual lighting needs.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Evaluate various building forms and orientations for optimal daylighting potential
- Compare competing designs to determine the most effective approach to daylighting
- Assess a lighting scheme for its compatibility with an accompanying daylighting design
Good design makes a difference