Visual Delight in Architecture by Lisa Heschong (Routledge, April 2021, 398 pp.) examines the many ways in which the time we spend indoors is enriched by daylight and window views.
Anca D. Galasiu, National Research Council Canada and C. F. Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology have co-authored a report, Current Daylighting Design Practice: A Survey, which attempts to create a snapshot of current daylight design practices.
The New Buildings Institute just released a new market guide, Controlling Comfort and Energy in Offices, which outlines the benefits and best practices to implement lighting and shading retrofits in today’s market.
The University of Oregon recently published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.” The paper concludes that daylighted spaces with controlled lighting and views can improve occupant well-being, workplace productivity, and satisfaction by positively influencing various physiological and psychological processes. Lighting and views also impact property value and employee recruitment and retention.
It sounds obvious, but it isn’t. The fact is daylighting designs often assume a uniform “white canvas” of exterior daylight to work with, when numerous factors affect daylight availability. This is the subject of an insightful short article by HLB daylighting experts Matthew Tanteri and Amaia Puras-Ustarroz.
The Illuminating Engineering Society has published DG-31-18, Design Guide on Active Core Sunlighting for Buildings, which provides an introduction to active core sunlighting systems and their implementation in buildings.
Daylighting can have such a powerful effect on office workers’ comfort, well-being, and productivity, the buildings they occupy are now being oriented and designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces. So say three experts on the topic, impaneled at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum. Moderated by EdisonReport Editor and [...]
As part of current research sponsored by Southern California Edison, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) is updating its Advanced Daylighting Lab to include dynamic fenestration and integration of electric lighting and HVAC systems. Activities are being conducted in collaboration with ready-to-integrate manufacturing partners so that new systems can more quickly and effectively transition to [...]