Daylighting Design

Daylighting - the practice of utilizing natural light within a building - requires careful planning to balance heat gain and loss, control glare, and adjust for variations in daylight availability. This design strategy can significantly cut energy use in buildings and has wide applicability to many different types of facilities.


  • Case Studies: Choosing the Right Photocontrol System for a Warehouse
    November 30, 2002
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    Timberland, a manufacturer of boots and outdoor clothing, opened its new distribution center in a 400,000-square foot warehouse near Ontario, Calif. This warehouse came equipped with skylights, and lighting controls were installed during tenant improvements.

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  • Design Brief: Building Simulation
    January 1, 2002
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    A few building simulation runs early in a project can lead to design solutions that, though they appear simple, significantly improve building energy performance.

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