Daylighting has already been proven to increase a building’s energy efficiency and occupant well-being. Material choice matters. This course will explore the role of daylighting as part of sustainable project design and how to maximize the availability of natural light.

Substantial attention will be given to the role of polycarbonates in daylighting strategy, including product choices and applications. Case studies are also included and examine the use of polycarbonates in various daylighting settings, ranging from a five-year comparative study to an internationally renowned sports stadium, higher education, and a condo in Florida.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the importance of daylighting in building projects and strategies that can be used to maximize natural light, energy savings, and occupant wellness.
  • Evaluate the performance benefits of polycarbonate fenestration products and how they can be used to provide superior daylighting in buildings worldwide.
  • Identify the different types of light-transmitting polycarbonate fenestration products and how they can be used to maximize acoustical, thermal, and solar performance.
  • Explore applications where polycarbonate facades and roofing provide a cost-effective solution to daylighting challenges.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of daylighting best practices.