The Dark Side of Daylighting

October 14, 2015
Author(s): Cheryl Saldanha Davidson Norris, CNC

Daylighting is the controlled harvesting, redirection, and distribution of sun and ambient (sky) light to building interiors.  Using daylighting can reduce energy consumption, bolster occupant productivity, and improve a building’s resiliency to extreme weather events.  However, designers should consider daylighting’s “dark sides” or consequences as part of a holistic design. 

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Keywords: Building Science