Daylight is the reference standard by which all other light sources are compared and can be particularly beneficial in achieving sustainable building design goals. This course will discuss the physical and psychological importance of daylighting, and will examine how optically complex fenestration products such as tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) can be used to optimize daylighting solutions. We will also explore new, better-defined performance metrics for measuring daylighting as well as a new daylight simulation tool that can help architects quickly apply key daylighting metrics and accurately predict daylight performance when designing with optically complex fenestration products.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of daylighting in building design and traditional methods of daylighting interior spaces.
  • Examine tubular daylighting devices and how they can be used to achieve optimal daylighting solutions.
  • Review the nuances of predicting, modeling and applying daylighting, as well as new metrics available to achieve sustainable design goals.
  • Explore new modeling and analysis tools that can help architects quickly apply key daylighting sufficiency metrics and accurately predict daylight performance.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of daylighting best practices.