Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Mechanical and Lighting Coordination for Daylight Solutions

This course will look at the following daylighting topics: Mechanical Coordination, Lighting Coordination
Sponsored by Draper Inc. and Phifer Incorporated
Continuing Education

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

  1. Describe how to design a mechanical system to serve a low-energy building and create a comfortable environment, optimizing the use of daylighting and shading design elements.
  2. Explain ways in which low-energy mechanical system design benefits from good coordination between the mechanical engineer and the rest of the design team.
  3. Discuss how to design the lighting system to best integrate with daylight and provide controls for high-performance, comfortable, and energy-efficient lighting.
  4. Identify factors related to cost-effectiveness of daylighting.


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

Mechanical coordination and lighting coordination are key factors when considering how to approach cost-effective and energy-efficient daylighting strategies in building design. This course will provide practical guidance on mechanical system design and lighting system design and will look at the benefits of coordination with the various players involved in the project as well as system integration with daylight so as to maximize efficiencies and performance.

Mechanical and Lighting Coordination for Daylight Solutions.

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