Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Integrated Designs for Daylighting

Sponsored by Draper Inc. and Phifer Incorporated
Continuing Education

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

  1. Describe how deploying strategies such as daylighting, automated shading, and advanced controls present opportunities for achieving energy savings.
  2. Discuss how several projects incorporated daylighting technologies to improve occupant comfort and achieve sustainability goals.
  3. Explain ways in which LED lighting can be used in conjunction with daylighting to achieve maximum results.
  4. Define project challenges faced in incorporating daylighting into design strategies.


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

From improving occupant comfort and achieving rigorous sustainability goals to incorporating spectacular design elements, integrated lighting and daylighting strategies are being employed in high-profile projects—to great effect.

Shady Business
Integrated designs for lighting and daylighting, automated by controls, can help conserve resources and please building occupants.
Joann Gonchar, AIA

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Sunlight guides the design of an active academic building housing a library and classrooms.
David Sokol

Fulton Center
Downtown looks up: A multifaceted design team creates a 21st century transportation hub for New York while preserving an important piece of the city's history.
Joann Gonchar, AIA

Building interior.

Photo © James Ewing

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