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.

4.4 Aim For High

It is generally preferred to bring daylight in from the side as high as possible. This increases penetration into the space and will increase the possibility of getting reflected light from adjacent roofs and overhangs.

Always consider the direction of the daylight and the visual tasks involved. Why might there periodically be a problem in this gymnasium?

Answer: Basketball players may be looking almost directly at the bright daylight while shooting from certain positions.

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