Written by two well-known experts in the field, the book provides:
- critical geometric and material relationships along with proven design process activities, offered in a quick-reference format, with sufficient context to address the range of associated issues present in any building project
- both the "fundamentals" and "applications" which cover design concepts and practice activities applicable to all integrated lighting projects
- specific directives for how the concepts covered are applied in a range of common design scenarios, including architectural rules-of-thumb, instructions for ensuring visual comfort, and preferred approaches for electric lighting control integration.
In demonstrating these necessary insights to designers, the authors employ an iterative analysis of common "daylighting patterns" and illustrate and annotate both successful and unsuccessful examples via built form and simulation. Part of the PocketArchitecture series, this is the ideal pocketbook for any designer serious about reducing the energy impact of their buildings.
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About the Author
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho, and Director of the Integrated Design Lab in Boise. He has consulted on several hundred building projects with architects and engineers regarding daylight, integrated design, and low-energy strategies since 2000. He has a PhD in the Built Environment from the University of Washington.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Fundamentals 1.1. Why Use Daylight as the Primary Light Source? 1.2. What Design Steps Will Help Ensure an Integrated Holistic Lighting Design? 1.3. What are the Critical Schematic Design Factors Affecting Daylight Provision and Electric Lighting Integration? Part 2: Applications 2.1. Using this Book 2.2. Floor Plate Geometry 2.3. Window Area – Sidelit Office 2.4. Section Depth – Sidelit Office 2.5. Work Station Partitions – Sidelit Office 2.6. Glass Area Ratios – Fenestration Patterns From Two or More Sides 2.7. Blinds and Shades – Blind Types 2.8. Toplighting – Gymnasium Toplighting Design 2.9. Toplighting – Classroom Toplighting Design 2.10. Atrium and Adjacent Floorplate – Atrium Fenestration 2.11. Daylight From Top and Side – Small Building 2.12. Daylight From Top and Side – Office Building 2.13. Daylight From Top and Side – Classroom 2.14. Fixed Building Shading – Fixed Classroom Shading – South Façade References