Daylighting Performance and Design

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John Wiley & Sons, May 30, 2003 - Architecture - 336 pages
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Daylighting is the process of incorporating natural lighting into the design of buildings. The new edition of this concise resource makes theory, calculations, and execution crystal clear with straight-to-the-solution examples and uncluttered language. In a practical, applied approach, this book covers daylighting strategies, materials, and methods of construction, including significant advances in lighting and daylighting technology.
 

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Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF DAYLIGHTING
1
Design Options
14
OCCUPANT PRODUCTIVITY
23
Heschong Mahone Study
29
INTEGRATION WITH ELECTRIC LIGHTING
43
DAYLIGHTING DESIGN TOOLS
49
1 Trial Design Worksheet
56
CASE STUDIES
93
Industrial
148
Institutional
155
Technical Appendices
203
Glossary
277
Annotated Bibliography
283
Index
293
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Page 293 - daylight illuminance at a point on a given plane due to the light received directly or indirectly from a sky of assumed or known luminance distribution to the illumination on a horizontal plane due to an unobstructed hemisphere
Page 294 - The illumination on a surface 1 square foot in area on which there is a uniformly distributed flux
Page 294 - perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting light at the rate of 1 lumen per square foot; or the average
Page 296 - incident light is redistributed uniformly in all possible directions in such a way that the luminance is the same in all directions.
Page 294 - differences within the visual field sufficiently high to cause annoyance, discomfort, or loss in visual performance.
Page 294 - which, after reflection at a surface or passage through a medium, travels on in numerous directions.
Page 291 - software tools for buildings, with an emphasis on using renewable energy and achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings.

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GREGG D. ANDER, FAIA, is the Chief Architect of Southern California Edison. During his career, he has authored more than seventy technical and design related articles, received numerous awards from the AIA, ASHRAE, and DOE, and acted as the executive producer of four Environmental Showcase television programs for NBC. He also teaches advanced environmental controls at the College of Architecture at California Polytechnic University at Pomona.

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