- Building Design Concepts
- Green Building Goals & Process
- Climate & Site Analysis
- Climate Analysis
- Human Thermal Comfort
- Building Site and Program
- Building Energy Fundamentals
- Building Envelope
- Passive Design Strategies
- Building Massing & Orientation
- Passive Heating
- Passive Cooling
- Lighting and Daylighting Design
- Electric Lighting and Controls
- Active HVAC Systems
- Water Resources in Buildings
- Green Building Materials
- Indoor Air Quality
- Clean Energy
- Bldg Science Resources
- Building Design Software
- Building Performance Analysis
- Whole Building Energy Analysis
- Climate Analysis in BIM
- Energy Loads in BIM
- Sun and Shadow Studies in BIM
- Solar Loads Analysis in BIM
- Wind Analysis in BIM
- Lighting Analysis in BIM
Lighting and Daylighting Design
Getting smart about lighting is an important step to designing energy efficient buildings. Learn how to use daylighting, efficient lights, and good controls to both reduce energy demands and make people happier and more productive.
The sun is predictable and daylight can be a very reliable source of light. Sunlight, views, and daylight are different though, and need to be carefully managed.
Daylighting, or using sunlight to illuminate your building, is an effective way to both decrease your building’s energy use and make the interior environment more comfortable for people.
In commercial buildings, electric lighting accounts for 35 - 50% of total electrical energy consumption. Strategic use of daylight can reduce this energy demand. Daylight also improves people's comfort and productivity.
Even when you can’t use daylighting, good lighting design can reduce energy use significantly. Both are important in Net Zero Energy Buildings.
The Design Led Revolution
Let’s create a better future through sustainable design
Driven by designers and engineers, architects and entrepreneurs, educators and makers, this movement encourages the use of sustainable design practices everywhere to provide more for people, while taking less from the planet.