Effective Daylighting with High-Performance Facades

Emerging Design Practices

  • Kyle Konis
  • Stephen Selkowitz

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kyle Konis, Stephen Selkowitz
    Pages 1-31
  3. Kyle Konis, Stephen Selkowitz
    Pages 33-100
  4. Kyle Konis, Stephen Selkowitz
    Pages 101-155
  5. Kyle Konis, Stephen Selkowitz
    Pages 157-198
  6. Kyle Konis, Stephen Selkowitz
    Pages 199-249

About this book


The book explores advanced building-facade daylighting design practices based on diverse energy and human-factor performance metrics. It also defines effective daylighting by rethinking the simplified approach to glazing and facade systems to incorporate the local climate and the needs of building occupants as critical drivers of building performance, design solutions and technological innovation. It discusses state-of-the-art approaches in the context of simulation-based design workflows, innovative technologies and real project case studies, all targeting low and net-zero energy solutions that enhance occupant comfort. Readers benefit from a comprehensive approach that improves the feedback loop between design intent and performance in use. The book is intended for architects, lighting designers, facade engineers, manufacturers and building owners/operators, as well as advanced students.


Daylighting Visual Comfort Integrated Design Building Facades Net Zero Energy Sustainable Design Internet of Things Smart Buildings Design Tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Kyle Konis
    • 1
  • Stephen Selkowitz
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39461-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39463-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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