Energy + Performance
Lighting contributes significantly to a building’s overall energy use: electrical lighting can comprise five or more kBtu/SF/yr of the overall Energy Use Intensity in a non-residential building. Daylighting reduces the need for both electrical lighting and the energy needed to cool a building. Additionally, a well-daylit space supports the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants and can achieve a stunning visual impact. This presentation will discuss strategies to use lighting and daylighting to minimize energy use and move towards net zero energy goals.
Panelists will present tools and strategies for designing and planning daylit spaces, and demonstrate fundamental daylighting design and planning principles by computer simulations and physical models. Participants will learn how to consider daylight spatially, gain insights on material and color selection, and understand the integration of artificial light. Case studies will be used as examples of incorporating techniques into project workflow.