Daylighting

Title Abstract Publication Date
Soaking up the Sun. Discusses the use of daylight to improve the interiors of educational facilities, offering an overview on the properties of natural light and ways and benefits of ensuring its presence indoors. 01/31/2003
Solar Control. Discusses maximizing daylighting and artificial lighting strategies for schools, addressing floor plans, glare, skylights, fenestration, and glass selection. 02/28/2010
Split-Level Flexibility Presents photographs and the floor plan of a middle school whose split-level design separates noisy areas, such as the band room and gymnasium, from the academic wing. The design encourages teaming... 12/31/1996
Student Performance in Daylit Schools. This study investigates the relationships between elementary and middle school student performance and natural daylighting. The performance of students attending three daylit schools designed by... 12/31/1995
Teaching Green: Two Texas Projects Shape Future of Sustainable School Building. Discusses the advantages of daylighting to student achievement and lower energy costs, citing two green Texas schools that cost no more to build but are benefitting from reduced energy consumption. 10/31/2009
The Benefits of Daylight Through Windows This extensive literature review considers the impact of daylight on human performance and workplace productivity; human health; and financial return on investment. These impacts of daylight are... 09/11/2003
The Deliberation on Daylighting. Presents a question and answer discussion that discusses daylighting, its benefits, and how to implement it. 03/31/2004
The Economics of Biophilia: Why Designing with Nature in Mind Makes Financial Sense Recent research in neuroscience and endocrinology clearly demonstrates that experiencing nature has significant benefits, both psychological and physiological. Bringing nature and references to... 04/30/2012
The Educational Advantages of Green: Saving, Teaching, Learning. Advocates sustainable design and LEED certification for school renovations. (Includes four references.) 12/31/2002
The Effects of Windowless Classrooms on the Cognitive and Affective Behavior of Elementary School Students. Windowless school buildings are currently being proposed as a design solution to the problems of vandalism, energy conservation, and building costs. However, little consideration is being given to... 12/31/1974
The Efficient Windows Collaborative Tools for Schools. Advises schools on window design parameters, performance factors, and efficient window options. Daylighting, shading, insulation value, air leakage, coatings, framing, skylights, and natural... 09/30/2008
The Grass is Greener on This Side. Highlights practices within the five most popular ways to create a green school: lighting, indoor air quality, minimizing waste, HVAC systems, and water conservation. 07/31/2006
The Right Light. Discusses daylighting for schools, including building orientation, window placement, clerestories, roof monitors, light shelves, and accompanying artificial lighting controls. 03/31/2008
The Science of Light. Discusses proper planning and modeling of daylighting. This is done in the design phase and can be difficult or impossible to remedy if done too late. Conditions that the daylighting model will... 09/30/2009
Thirteen Daylighting Guidelines. Briefly reviews 13 points for designing daylighting, covering widows, artificial lighting, floor plans, calculating daylight penetration, light shelves, climate, geography, and interior finishes. 12/31/2010
Tips for Daylighting with Windows: An Integrated Approach Provides guidelines intended to serve as an integrated approach to developing cost-effective designs for daylighting perimeter zones in new commercial buildings. The guidelines function as a... 12/31/1996
Totally Tubular Lighting. Reviews tubular daylighting devices that can bring daylight deep into schools, even into rooms with no windows. Examples of installations, energy saving opportunities, and retrofitting strategies are... 12/31/2010
Transparency Builds community. Explores the advantages of transparency in educational facilities. Admitting daylight, supervision, and visual communication between groups is discussed. 12/31/2008
Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment. This study investigates whether daylight and other aspects of the indoor environment in elementary school student classrooms have an effect on student learning, as measured by their improvement on... 09/30/2003
Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment. Appendix. These appendices contain the technical supporting analysis for the conclusions in the report Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment. Includes technical... 09/30/2003
Windows and Daylighting (Lawrence Berkely Laboratory) The Building Technologies Department and Environmental Energy Technologies Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provide online information on daylighting, window properties,...

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