Daylighting for Green Building Projects
|Format||On Demand: Article/Print|
|Offered by||Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)|
|Category||Indoor environmental quality|
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.