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Design Guidelines: Daylighting Guidelines

February 20, 2007
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In a world newly concerned about carbon emissions, global warming, and sustainable design, the planned use of natural light in non-residential buildings has become an important strategy to improve energy efficiency by minimizing lighting, heating, and cooling loads. The introduction of innovative, advanced daylighting strategies and systems can considerably reduce a building's electricity consumption and also significantly improve the quality of light in an indoor environment.

Daylighting Guidelines is comprised of the following documents:

  • Cover/Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Daylight in Building Design
  • Performance Parameters
  • Daylighting Systems
  • Daylight-Responsive Controls
  • Design Tools
  • Conclusion
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What’s New in the 2013 Code?

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This brief guide offers an overview of important requirements and major updates to the lighting code contained in California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards (effective January 1, 2014).

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