Daylighting Design Update

New standards and new glazing options raise the bar on performance and benefits
 
Sponsored by Guardian Glass
Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
 
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and recognize the benefits of natural daylighting on indoor environmental quality for people and for energy optimization in buildings.
  2. Assess the visual and performance options of different types of glass and glazing.
  3. Investigate the updated standards, criteria, and options in LEED v4 related to daylighting in buildings.
  4. Incorporate successful daylighting design strategies in a variety of green and sustainable buildings.

This course is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy

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The St. Charles Cancer Center is an example of a building that uses a balanced approach to create a naturally daylit, functional, and well-designed facility.

Photo courtesy of Guardian; Photo credit: Pete Eckert

The St. Charles Cancer Center is an example of a building that uses a balanced approach to create a naturally daylit, functional, and well-designed facility.

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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in November 2015

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