Basics of Daylighting in a Green Environment
The use of natural sunlight, known as daylighting, to illuminate a building can save energy, reduce operating costs, create visual appeal, and enhance occupant health and productivity. The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) rating system encourages the use of daylighting to achieve high performance buildings. This course provides an introduction to the use of daylighting in commercial spaces. The course objective is to show why daylighting should be considered, the basic guidelines of using daylighting and some words of caution when using certain daylighting techniques.

3.6 Skylights In Splayed Ceilings

Broad splays can be used to help illuminate the walls in a space. Once again, use something like SkyCalc to proper size the components. Likewise, in certain situations, consider the use of internal louvers to maintain control of the daylight.

The center sidebar image demonstrates daylight dimming using internal louvers. The space is a 1,440 sq.ft. classroom.

Source: Benya Lighting Design

Salida Middle School, Vella Campus, Architect: Ken Kaestner

Source: Benya Lighting Design

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