Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology

  • Richard Kittler
  • Miroslav Kocifaj
  • Stanislav Darula

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 1-4
  3. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 5-43
  4. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 45-95
  5. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 97-125
  6. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 127-154
  7. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 155-186
  8. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 187-208
  9. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 209-232
  10. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 233-255
  11. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 257-284
  12. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 285-309
  13. Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, Stanislav Darula
    Pages 311-334
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About this book

Introduction

Sunlight profoundly influences the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere. Nature fuels the evolution of all living things, their visual systems, and the manner in which they adapt, accommodate, and habituate.

Sun luminance measurements serve as data to calculate typical changes in the daily, monthly, and annual variability characteristics of daylight. Climate-based sky luminance patterns are used as models in predicting daylighting calculation and computer programs applied in architecture and building design. Historically, daylight science and daylighting technology has prioritized photometric methods of measurements, calculation, and graphical tools aimed at predicting or evaluating the daylighting of architectural design alternatives.

However, due to a heightened awareness of general health and well-being, sunlight exposure and freedom from visual discomfort while undertaking visual tasks are now equally prioritized. Therefore, in order to assure optimal environmental quality, daylighting technology must be based on sound science.

Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology, by Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, and Stanislav Darula, sketches the entire evolution of daylight science from atmospheric science through apt visual workplace psychophysics.

Keywords

Daylight aperture design and glare, Daylight measurements, sunlight and skylight availability Daylight science book Daylighting methods book Green architecture Illumination architectural theory Photonic environmental studies Sky luminance distribution Sky model formulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Kittler
    • 1
  • Miroslav Kocifaj
    • 2
  • Stanislav Darula
    • 3
  1. 1.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of Construction & ArchitectureBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of Construction & ArchitectureBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of Construction & ArchitectureBratislavaSlovakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8816-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8815-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8816-4
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