Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Daylighting and an Integrated Design Approach

This course will look at the following daylighting topics: Integrated Approach, Daylight Feasibility, Envelope and Room Decisions
Sponsored by Draper Inc. and Phifer Incorporated
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss ways to work as a team toward the shared goal of a high-performance daylit building.
  2. Determine how much daylight you can use in various areas of your building.
  3. Design siting, massing, facade, windows, and interior to maximize daylight effectiveness, provide occupant comfort, and minimize glare.
  4. Explain how architectural decisions related to daylighting can influence the building’s lifetime energy use.


AAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 AANB Learning Hour
AAPEI 1 Learning Hour
AIBC 1 Learning Hour
MAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 NSAA Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Learning Hour
NWTAA 1 Learning Hour
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Approved for Core Learning
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may quality for Learning Hours with NWTAA

This course is part of the Daylighting Academy

This course will explore the role of an integrated design approach in optimizing daylighting strategies for window applications, as well as providing criteria for determining daylight feasibility and making appropriate envelope and room decisions, which can influence a building’s lifetime energy use.

Exterior glass curtain wall.

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Click here to download the full “Tips for Daylighting with Windows” PDF.

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