- 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
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 it more enjoyable for people.
In commercial buildings, electric lighting accounts for 35 - 50% of total electrical energy consumption. Using daylight can reduce this energy demand. Daylight also improves people's comfort and performance.
Even when you can’t use daylighting, good lighting design can reduce energy use significantly. Both are important in Net Zero Energy Buildings.
Everything in the built environment is designed, from the smallest computer chip to the largest city. With Autodesk software, users can reduce the environmental impacts of their designs. Visit the Autodesk Sustainable Design Center: autodesk.com/sustainabledesign.