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Southern Branch: LEED v4 Daylighting Presentation


The significance and urgency of proper daylighting in buildings is undeniable.

Daylighting is arguably the primary, experiential and physiological connection occupants have with a building. And it's the simplest and most cost-effective means of reducing a building's electrical energy use.

Yet ironically, it's often the most misunderstood and underutilized system in a building's design.

Join the USGBC Colorado Southern Branch on Dec. 1 to hear from industry experts Dane Sanders of Clanton & Associates, Inc. and Dan Glaser of LightStanza who will discuss the LEED v4 EQc7 "Daylight Credit."

An architect specializing in net-zero energy building design, a daylighting consultant involved in the USGBC Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, and a software developer of cloud-based daylighting tools will share insights and provide practical advice in four visionary talks on how LEED v4 (EQc7) will change how daylighting is conceptualized, collaborated on and executed in buildings.

Through graphics and animations generated from innovative simulation tools, presenters will discuss the strengths and limitations of the new metrics promoted in LEED v4. Presenters will go beyond reciting formulas to help participants define these metrics in meaningful terms they can visualize, understand and use in their every-day practice. Issues and topics explored will include annual climate, dynamic blinds, the quantification of "goodness", and energy modeling implications.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify where light is measured for LEED BD+C v4 EQc7 as well as learn other useful places and tools for daylight analysis.
  2. Participants will learn how to incorporate blinds in accordance to LEED BD+C v4 EQc7 Spatial Daylight Autonomy in their discussion of fenestration systems. In particular they will understand that they are a major contribution to a building's daylighting success.
  3. Through case studies, participants will understand and learn how to evaluate spaces that do and do not comply with Annual Sunlight Exposure or Spatial Daylight Autonomy, as applied in LEED BD+C v4 EQ7. Updates and ongoing conversations within the metrics development committees will be shared.
  4. Participants will learn how climate, as defined by LEED BD+C v4 EQc7, affects building performance with examples from a variety of climate zones.

This presentation is worth 1 GBCI BD+C LEED Specific continuing education units.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Location TBD.