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.

5.2 By Task Location

The sidebar diagrams illustrate controlling rows of luminaires which are parallel to the source of daylighting.

  • The row nearest the window would be controlled by the photo sensor.
  • The row farthest from the window would be switched at the door.
  • The middle row would depend on how far it is from the window. If it is within 2 times the height of the window, it would probably be controlled by the photo sensor with the ability to override it at the door. Otherwise it would be switched with the row nearest the door.

Daylighting Controls Source: "Tips for Daylighting"

Daylighting Controls Source: "Tips for Daylighting"

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