1.2 Benefits Of Daylightings?
How is daylighting going to improve a building and its occupants?
Through various daylight harvesting techniques, combined with high efficiency lighting fixtures and controls, building owners can significantly reduce energy costs. Many construction projects are in climates where there is a significant level of daylight available and where the temperature differential between inside and outside is at a minimum for a significant portion of the year.
Improved Interior Environment
The correct placement of both daylighting and view glazing can make an interior space more pleasing. In fact, recent studies have shown a positive correlation between daylight and both academic performance and retail sales. See http://www.h-m-g.com/projects/daylighting/projects-PIER.htm. Likewise, daylit spaces may lease at better-than-average rates and experience lower tenant turnover.
Recent research is indicating there is a strong relationship between light and human health. Our circadian rhythms benefit from daylighting.
Source: Benya Lighting Design