Integrated Designs for Daylighting

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Sponsored by Draper, Inc. and Phifer Incorporated

Learning Objectives:

  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.


1 AIA LU/Elective

This course is part of the Daylighting Academy

Below are a set of links to building type studies from Architectural Record, which are in-depth analyses of particular kinds of buildings, with photos, drawings, specifications, detailed descriptions, and design solutions. Click on each link below, read the article then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

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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