Light Scoops This guide provides information on the design of a light scoop ó an innovative type of skylight that increases daylight in the winter relative to summer. The guide includes a performance comparison of light scoops vs. other conventional skylights. The guide demonstrates how to design the light scoops to meet target light levels. This publication includes a case study evaluating the performance of fourteen light scoops installed at a corporate headquarters in central New York State.
Patterns to Daylight Schools for People and Sustainability The latest pattern book by LRC authors, sponsored by the US Green Building Council, presents model designs for implementing daylighting into school classrooms, corridors, and gymnasiums.
Daylight and Productivity: A Possible Link to Circadian Regulation. This study investigates the claim that daylight positively affects worker productivity. The study examines office workers with and without access to daylight during winter months.
The Benefits of Daylight Through Windows - The most wide-ranging research review conducted into the effects of daylight.
The Potential of Simplified Concepts for Daylight Harvesting - Predictions of energy savings for two proposed daylighting technologies, a daylight-sensing switch and an automatic blinds system, which employ simple, inexpensive components and designs.
Field Test DELTA: Integrated Skylight Luminaire - Documents the field performance of a prototype skylight for warehouses that incorporates fluorescent lighting and an automatic control system.
Photosensor Tutorial - A guide to photosensor technology, system components, and commissioning.
Circadian Light - This study discusses the way in which light -- including daylight -- impacts not just the visual system, but the biological or circadian system in humans. Because the visual and circadian systems process light differently, a new method of identifying light needs to be established.
Reviews of Technical Reports on Daylight and Productivity - Reviews three individual reports prepared by the Heschong-Mahone Group in 2003 under the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. The review takes a critical look at the claims and conclusions presented in the reports.
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