Daylighting & Ventilation Strategies for High Performance Schools & Buildings

Sponsored by VELUX Commercial, a division of VELUX America LLC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the principles of light – human physiology, perception and the differences of daylight versus electrical light and impact on health and wellness.
  2. Review indoor air quality and understand the value of proper ventilation.
  3. Define the need for an Integrated ‘Whole Building’ Design process and the innovations surrounding high performance glazing technologies.
  4. Define a ‘High Performance School' and identify the key design considerations for classrooms.
  5. Explain the value of daylighting and passive air ventilation contributing to a Net Zero school.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

In this course we will review the definition of High Performance Schools as defined by the U.S. EPA and the CHPS Criteria. Review principals of light, daylighting, and illustrate multiple skylight systems as tools for an effective lighting design strategy. The impact of daylight support circadian health and learning. The role of Indoor Air Quality, daylighting and passive air contributing Net Zero schools will be addressed.

Last, we will provide an overview of current innovations in high performance glazing that help ensure daylighting designs achieve set performance standards.

Daylighting & Ventilation Strategies

 

VELUX Commercial, a division of VELUX America LLC VELUX Commercial: Daylight for working, learning, and recovering. With over 80 years’ experience, VELUX has provided generations of architects, builders and contractors with innovative, superior skylight solutions that offer daylight and fresh air for happier, healthier spaces.

 

Originally published in September 2021

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