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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture by Ali Sayigh

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Chapter 9

Daylighting

Helmut F.O. Müeller,    Environmental Architecture, Department of Building, University of Dortmund, Germany

Abstract

This chapter discusses some basic knowledge about daylighting, and gives guidelines for an efficient design approach. Following the flow of work, boundary conditions and performance requirements for different climate zones are defined first. This includes daylight availability, photometric units and colors as well as visual performance, comfort, health and energy efficiency. For the sketch design phase, principles ranging from urban via building and room to window design are explained. Examples of glazing, shading devices, and daylight systems for covered or clear sky conditions are included to exemplify more ...

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