Daylighting Systems for Sustainable Indoor Lighting

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

Abstract

In contemporary architecture, building industrialization and technology innovation have resulted in an increasing development of innovative systems to control sunlight and skylight, in order to influence both daylight and solar gains admitted into an interior space. Openings have evolved more and more and become ‘daylighting systems’, that is integrated packages which consist of both transparent and shading components. They are designed to be multi-purpose systems that have the purpose of controlling different functions: daylight penetration in a space, the shading of solar gains and sunlight, the view outside, daylight chromaticity, ventilation, thermal insulation in winter and sound insulation. Some of these components have passive behaviour, as their thermal and optical properties do not change in response to boundary conditions in terms of temperature or illuminance, while other components have active behaviour, which means that their performance can be automatically or manually varied through HVAC and lighting systems.

Keywords

Europe Hexagonal Assure Refraction Azimuth 

References

  1. 1.
    Boyce P, Hunter C, Howlett O (2003) The benefits of daylight through window. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    IEA (International Energy Agency) (2000), Daylighting in buildings. IEA SHC Task 21/ECBCS Annex 29 final reportGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    ISO (International Organization for Standardization) (2008) 13790. Energy performance of buildings—calculation of energy use for space heating and coolingGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cascone Y, Corrado V, Serra V (2001) Development of a software tool for the evaluation of the shading factor under complex boundary conditions. In: Proceedings of building simulation 2011: 12th conference of international building performance simulation association, Sydney, 14–16 Nov 2001Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Mardaljevic J (2006) Examples of climate-based daylight modelling. In: CIBSE national conference 2006: engineering the future, Oval Cricket Ground, London, 21–22 Mar 2006Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    CIE (2008) CIE division 3: reportership R3–26. Climate-based daylight analysis. Vienna, AustriaGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Reinhart CF, Mardaljevic J, Rogers Z (2006) Dynamic daylight performance metrics for sustainable building design. Leukos 3(1):1–25Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Rogers Z (2006) Daylighting metric development using daylight autonomy calculations in the sensor placement optimization tool. Architectural Energy Corporation, Boulder. http://www.archenergy.com/SPOT/download.html (last retrieved: November 2014)
  9. 9.
    Nabil A, Mardaljevic J (2005) Useful daylight illuminance: a new paradigm to access daylight in buildings. Lighting Res Technol 37(1):41–59CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Nabil A, Mardaljevic J (2006) Useful daylight illuminances: a replacement for daylight factors. Energy Build 38(7):905–913CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Mardaljevic J, Andersen M, Roy N, Christoffersen J (2011) Daylighting metrics for residential buildings. In: The 27th Session of the CIE, Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage, CIE Central Bureau (AUT), Sun City, South Africa, vol 1, pp 11, 10–15 July 2011Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Pellegrino A, Aghemo C, Lo Verso VRM, Cammarano S (2011) Climate-based metrics for daylighting and impact of building architectural features on daylight availability. In: The 27th Session of the CIE, Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage, CIE Central Bureau (AUT), Sun City, South Africa, vol 1, pp 11, 10–15 July 2011Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Reinhart CF, Fitz A (2006) Findings from a survey on the current use of daylight simulations in building design. Energy Build 38(7):824–835CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Nakamura Y (2007) Method of discomfort glare estimation applicable to wide range of source sizes. In: Proceedings CIE 26th session, Beijing, 4/11 July 2007Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Osterhaus WKE, Wilks A (2003) Towards an assessment method for visual comfort in daylit offices, School of architecture. Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Aghemo C, Chiaraviglio L, Pellegrino A (2009) Assessment of discomfort glare in daylit rooms with shading devices: results from a field study and comparison with software simulations. In: Proceedings of the 11th European lighting conference LX EUROPA 2009,—“lighting and the environment”, pp 443–450, Istanbul, Sep 9–11 2009Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Wienold J, Christoffersen J (2006) Evaluation methods and development of a new glare prediction model for daylighting environments with the use of CCD cameras. Energy and Buildings 38(7):743–757Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Wienold J (2009) Dynamic daylight glare evaluation. Building Simulation 2009. In: 11th international IBPSA conference, Glasgow, 27–29 July 2009Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    O’ Connor J, Lee E, Rubinstein F, Selkowitz, S (1997) Tips for daylighting with windows—the integrated approach. LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Report # 39945, BerkeleyGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ward Larson G, Shakespeare R (1998) Rendering with RADIANCE. The art and science of lighting visualization. Morgan Kaufmann, San FranciscoGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Baker N, Fanchiotti A, Steemers K (1993) Daylighting in architecture. Commission of European communities. James & James, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    British Standard Institution (1992) Lighting for buildings—Part 2: code for practice for daylighting. Standard BS 8206Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Research Establishment Digest (1986) Estimating daylighting in buildings: part 1. Garston, Watford, UKGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Building Research Establishment Digest (1986) Estimating daylighting in buildings: part 2. Garston, WatfordGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    DIN (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) (1985) Daylight in interiors—principles. Standard 5034––part 2, BerlinGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Fontoynont M (1999) Daylight performance of buildings. Magnum International Printing, Hong KongGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    IESNA (International Engineering Society if North America) (1999) IESNA recommended practice of daylighting. RP—5–99, Report of Daylighting Committee, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Littlefair P (1996) Designing with innovative daylighting. Building Research Establishment, WatfordGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Moore F (1985) Concepts and practice of architectural daylighting. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Robbins CL (1985) Daylighting design and analysis. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New YorkGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di Torino, Department of EnergyTEBE Research GroupTorinoItaly

Personalised recommendations