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 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

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

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