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Daylighting for Green Building Projects

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Price $49.00
Category Indoor environmental quality
  • LEED Green Associate

Daylighting or natural lighting not only illuminates a space, but also provides a connection between the natural environment surroun ding the space. This course identifies and analyzes natural lighting or daylighting as a sustainable design and practice option for green building projects (Building Design and Construction, Operations & Maintenance). The course walks through various design


  • Describe the history of natural lighting in buildings.
  • Analyze orientation studies for building design & apply sun path diagrams.
  • Describe strategies & new technologies for daylighting through design. 
  • Identify, the importance of fenestration design, heat gain, glass properties and emerging technologies.
  • Analyze the principle of passive solar design.
  • Develop techniques to control the heat gain from daylighting.
  • Analyze LEED credits related to daylightingand energy usage.
  • Apply daylighting analysis, including calculations, simulation and measurement. 
  • Perform LEED documentation requirements for daylighting and views through LEED sample documentation and case studies.
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