Course Description:

This course instructs designers in the analysis, evaluation, and manipulation of daylight, and its effect on the design and success of an interior space. Students will learn the methods of calculating the contributions of daylight, and its impact on space planning choices, interior finishes, as well as window options and interior daylight control.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of daylighting.
  • Understanding of the impact of daylight on occupant satisfaction, productivity, mood and performance.
  • Understanding the relationship of daylighting to energy usage, environmental comfort, and planning strategies.
  • Knowledge of daylighting tools, performance, and design options.
  • Understanding the issues and options for interior solar control, shading devices, window/ curtainwall selection, climate zone, fa├žade orientation and projection factor.
  • Familiarity with illuminance calculations for daylighting and the integration/ balance with electric lighting.
  • Familiarity with the role of daylighting in LEED certification (IEQ 8.1 Daylight and Views- Daylight).
  • Familiarity with the requirements of LEED daylighting for Commercial Interiors, Schools, Retail, Healthcare, Homes, Existing Buildings and New Construction.
  • Competency in using lighting software for design and evaluation purposes.

Professor: Daniel Rogers, LC, IES, LEED AP

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