Daylight Performance of Buildings Book

Daylight Performance of Buildings

  • Author : Marc Fontoynont
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134257065

Daylight Performance of Buildings Book Description :

As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included - from offices to museums, libraries, churches, houses, airports and factories; from Classical buildings to modern constructions, and from a small single room to an office of over 100,000 square meters. The results of the study of each building are presented, extensively illustrated in colour, with the unusual features and main lessons highlighted. The book also includes details of the monitoring procedures, the results of and comparisons with simulations, the outcome of post-occupancy evaluation, and a summary of the major findings. These show the extraordinary potential of daylighting techniques to improve amenity and energy performance for the benefit of the occupants and building managers. They also demonstrate how often opportunities are missed, and the frequency of problems of overheating or glare. Above all, they demonstrate the beauty, elegance and scope of daylight design.

Assessment of Daylight Performance in Buildings Book

Assessment of Daylight Performance in Buildings

  • Author : B. Gherri
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784660406

Assessment of Daylight Performance in Buildings Book Description :

This title deals with the many advantages associated to the use of natural light, comparing architectural experiences, technological devices and calculation methods. It provides an introduction to the problems and solutions of enhancing and conveying the right dose of daylight inside buildings, giving attention to energy savings and visual comfort

Estimating Daylight in Buildings Book

Estimating Daylight in Buildings

  • Author : Building Research Establishment. Building Research Advisory Service
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Buildings
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : 0851252060

Estimating Daylight in Buildings Book Description :

Part 2: This digest describes simple procedures for evaluating daylight factors in interiors. Part 1 deals with the calculation of sky component and externally reflected component. This part describes the calculation of the internally reflected component and of average daylight factor; correction factors are given to apply to final values of daylight factor to allow for glazing, maintenance and obstructions by window frames.

Daylight Performance Assessment of an Innovative Energy Efficient Building Envelope Book

Daylight Performance Assessment of an Innovative Energy Efficient Building Envelope

  • Author : Núria Casquero Modrego
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1120409965

Daylight Performance Assessment of an Innovative Energy Efficient Building Envelope Book Description :

Buildings are considered to be one of the primary contributors to the socioeconomic development of a country. However, they use a large portion of energy and available natural resources. With the industrialization leading to an increase in urban population, the number of urban buildings which has major effects on energy consumption, has significantly increased. Even with the implementation of energy efficient policies, energy consumption in buildings has regularly grown over the last decades affecting the building's operating cost. For this reason, the construction industry seeks to create a model of sustainable development in buildings which has low environmental impact and high economic and social gains. Currently, most of the world population is gathered in buildings mainly placed in urban areas. Unfortunately, a big part of these buildings are badly constructed without or with unsuitable insulation on the building envelope, and without any heating system. After some decades in use, these buildings suffer from an unacceptable interior living environment due to the unappropriated building envelope solution. This practice causes energy losses through the façades and roofs while producing low interior comfort inside the building, as well as health problems to the occupants. Therefore, nowadays the building industry is concerned with designing new construction solutions with novel components and geometries which are able to face the current energy inefficiency in buildings. The TCP is a novel energy efficient building envelope construction solution which is capable of channeling the sunlight through the opaque part of the walls. Its versatility is based on its capacity for concentrating and scattering daylight into the building's interior while achieving energy savings, i.e. reducing dependence on artificial lighting and also improving the occupant's interior comfort. The complexity of this novel construction solution comes from the physical behavior and geometry of

Daylight  Design and Place Making Book

Daylight Design and Place Making

  • Author : Hisham Elkadi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-21
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317154662

Daylight Design and Place Making Book Description :

Daylight, Design and Place-Making examines the role of daylight in creating and revealing the wonders of heritage and contemporary architecture. Shifting from a purely technical approach to daylighting, this book places importance on the creation of meaningful aesthetics through an understanding of context and culture. Cultural applications of light in architecture differ depending on various historical, technological, and social characteristics. Increasingly, there is a revival of interest in contemporary architecture using daylight as an essential contextual ingredient in the design process. By examining the architecture of daylight in different locales and setting these in their historical contexts, the book argues that appropriate use of daylight will ensure not only visual and thermal comfort in the urban setting and aid in energy efficiency, but also will contribute to the overall identity of new buildings, particularly in urban regeneration projects. This book brings together an analysis of technical aspects of daylight performance and environmental impact, with discussions on the psychology of daylighting and its influence in shaping perceptions of our built environment. It will be an ideal read for academics and researchers interested in architecture and cultural studies.

Effective Daylighting with High Performance Facades Book

Effective Daylighting with High Performance Facades

  • Author : Kyle Konis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319394633

Effective Daylighting with High Performance Facades Book Description :

The book explores advanced building-facade daylighting design practices based on diverse energy and human-factor performance metrics. It also defines effective daylighting by rethinking the simplified approach to glazing and facade systems to incorporate the local climate and the needs of building occupants as critical drivers of building performance, design solutions and technological innovation. It discusses state-of-the-art approaches in the context of simulation-based design workflows, innovative technologies and real project case studies, all targeting low and net-zero energy solutions that enhance occupant comfort. Readers benefit from a comprehensive approach that improves the feedback loop between design intent and performance in use. The book is intended for architects, lighting designers, facade engineers, manufacturers and building owners/operators, as well as advanced students.

Daylight Design of Buildings Book

Daylight Design of Buildings

  • Author : Nick Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134257348

Daylight Design of Buildings Book Description :

To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated with examples drawn from the case study buildings. The emphasis throughout has been on practical methods to improve design, rather than techniques studied for any intrinsic interest. The book provides the necessary tools to assist the designer to provide well daylit interiors, and shows that good daylight design is not a restriction on architectural expression but, on the contrary, acts as an inspiration and foundation for good architecture.

Daylighting Performance and Design Book

Daylighting Performance and Design

  • Author : Gregg D. Ander
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003-05-30
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0471262994

Daylighting Performance and Design Book Description :

Daylighting is the process of incorporating natural lighting into the design of buildings. The new edition of this concise resource makes theory, calculations, and execution crystal clear with straight-to-the-solution examples and uncluttered language. In a practical, applied approach, this book covers daylighting strategies, materials, and methods of construction, including significant advances in lighting and daylighting technology.

Daylighting in Architecture Book

Daylighting in Architecture

  • Author : Nick V. Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134074297

Daylighting in Architecture Book Description :

Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all architects and building services engineers interested in good daylighting design. The book is based on the work of 25 experts from all parts of Europe who have collected, evaluated and developed the material under the auspices of the European Commission's Solar Energy and Energy Conservation R&D Programmes.

Window Systems for High performance Buildings Book

Window Systems for High performance Buildings

  • Author : John Carmody
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0393731219

Window Systems for High performance Buildings Book Description :

The challenge in designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings is balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed handbook outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, technical, and life-cycle-cost considerations that drive window design decisions in commercial buildings.

Energy Performance of Buildings  Thermal  Solar and Daylight Properties of Building Components and Elements  Detailed Calculation Method of the Solar and Daylight Characteristics for Solar Protection Devices Combined with Glazing Book

Energy Performance of Buildings Thermal Solar and Daylight Properties of Building Components and Elements Detailed Calculation Method of the Solar and Daylight Characteristics for Solar Protection Devices Combined with Glazing

  • Author : British Standards Institute Staff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1917-08-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 0580879801

Energy Performance of Buildings Thermal Solar and Daylight Properties of Building Components and Elements Detailed Calculation Method of the Solar and Daylight Characteristics for Solar Protection Devices Combined with Glazing Book Description :

Glass, Windows, Thermal environment systems, Glazing, Energy transfer, Light, Thermal design of buildings, Mathematical calculations, Heat transfer, Sunlighting, Blinds, Transmittance, Solar radiation

Energy Efficient Buildings Book

Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Author : Eng Hwa Yap
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535128755

Energy Efficient Buildings Book Description :

This book discusses energy efficient buildings and the role they play in our efforts to address climate change, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by considering buildings and the construction sector's unique position along a critical path to decarbonisation from a multi-perspective and holistic viewpoint. Topics covered in the book range from daylighting, building topology comparison, building envelope design, zero energy homes in hot arid regions, life-cycle considerations and energy efficiency analysis to managing energy demand through equipment selection. Each chapter addresses an important aspect of energy efficient building and serves as a vital building block towards constructing a timely and relevant body of knowledge in energy efficient buildings.

Daylighting Book


  • Author : Derek Phillips
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136412004

Daylighting Book Description :

Daylighting offers a general theory and introduction to the use of natural light in architecture. The fourth of Derek Phillip's lighting books draws on his experience to illustrate how best to bring natural light into building design. As sustainability becomes a core principal for designers, daylighting comes to the fore as an alternative to artificial, energy consuming, light. Here, Phillips makes a rational argument for considering daylight first, outlining the arguments in favour of a daylight approach, and goes on to show, through a series of beautifully illustrated case studies, how architects have created buildings in which natural light has been shown to play a major strategic role in the development of the design of a building.

Daylighting Handbook II Book

Daylighting Handbook II

  • Author : Christoph Reinhart
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0578407094

Daylighting Handbook II Book Description :

Textbook on daylighting and sustainable building design principles

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation Book

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

  • Author : Jan L.M. Hensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429688539

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation Book Description :

When used appropriately, building performance simulation has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, to improve indoor quality and productivity, as well as to facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. Since publication of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation, the discussion has shifted from a focus on software features to a new agenda, which centres on the effectiveness of building performance simulation in building life cycle processes. This new edition provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life cycle from conception to demolition, and from a single building to district level. It contains new chapters on building information modelling, occupant behaviour modelling, urban physics modelling, urban building energy modelling and renewable energy systems modelling. This new edition keeps the same chapter structure throughout including learning objectives, chapter summaries and assignments. Moreover, the book: • Provides unique insights into the techniques of building performance modelling and simulation and their application to performance-based design and operation of buildings and the systems which service them. • Provides readers with the essential concepts of computational support of performance-based design and operation. • Provides examples of how to use building simulation techniques for practical design, management and operation, their limitations and future direction. It is primarily intended for building and systems designers and operators, and postgraduate architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering students.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction  Access to the Human Environment and Culture Book

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Access to the Human Environment and Culture

  • Author : Margherita Antona
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-07-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319206875

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Access to the Human Environment and Culture Book Description :

The four LNCS volume set 9175-9178 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, UAHCI 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, USA in August 2015, jointly with 15 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers of the four volume set address the following major topics: LNCS 9175, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Access to today's technologies (Part I), addressing the following major topics: LNCS 9175: Design and evaluation methods and tools for universal access, universal access to the web, universal access to mobile interaction, universal access to information, communication and media. LNCS 9176: Gesture-based interaction, touch-based and haptic Interaction, visual and multisensory experience, sign language technologies and smart and assistive environments LNCS 9177: Universal Access to Education, universal access to health applications and services, games for learning and therapy, and cognitive disabilities and cognitive support and LNCS 9178: Universal access to culture, orientation, navigation and driving, accessible security and voting, universal access to the built environment and ergonomics and universal access.

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings Book

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

  • Author : Matthew R Hall
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-04-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845699277

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings Book Description :

Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment. Part one reviews both fundamental building physics and occupant comfort in buildings, from heat and mass transport, hygrothermal behaviour, and ventilation, on to thermal comfort and health and safety requirements. Part two details the development of advanced materials and sustainable technologies for application in buildings, beginning with a review of lifecycle assessment and environmental profiling of materials. The section moves on to review thermal insulation materials, materials for heat and moisture control, and heat energy storage and passive cooling technologies. Part two concludes with coverage of modern methods of construction, roofing design and technology, and benchmarking of façades for optimised building thermal performance. Finally, Part three reviews the application of advanced materials, design and technologies in a range of existing and new building types, including domestic, commercial and high-performance buildings, and buildings in hot and tropical climates. This book is of particular use to, mechanical, electrical and HVAC engineers, architects and low-energy building practitioners worldwide, as well as to academics and researchers in the fields of building physics, civil and building engineering, and materials science. Explores improving energy efficiency and thermal comfort through material selection and sustainable technologies Documents the development of

Daylighting  Architecture and Health Book

Daylighting Architecture and Health

  • Author : Mohamed Boubekri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780750667241

Daylighting Architecture and Health Book Description :

Daylighting, Architecture and Health examines the relationship between natural light in buildings and human health, considering both psychological and physiological issues and bringing together a range of research in the field. As we are becoming increasingly conscious of global warming and pushing towards energy efficiency in buildings, the book examines the question of daylighting from the perspective of the health of building occupants. It gathers and reviews all the latest and pertinent medical and architectural research related to natural light, or lack thereof, and its effect on people. * Documents medical research findings which establish a link between light quality and health * Considers design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Develops understanding and awareness of the importance of natural light in buildings Daylighting, Architecture and Health: Building Design Strategies is a timely and essential text for professional architects and all others concerned with the effects of daylighting on health, architecture and building design.

Energy Performance of Buildings Book

Energy Performance of Buildings

  • Author : Sofia-Natalia Boemi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319208312

Energy Performance of Buildings Book Description :

This book analyzes the trends and technologies of green and energy efficient building, identifying strategies for implementing energy savings and enabling the use of renewable resources in residential, commercial, healthcare and educational building sectors. The authors focus on best practices in temperate climates, providing in-depth coverage of urban heat island, climate change and fuel poverty mitigation through architectural optimization, leveraging renewable energy sources and utilization of cutting-edge cooling materials. Pragmatic emphasis is placed on improving the energy performance of existing building stock to meet short and long term objectives of climate and energy conservation strategies. Engineers, architects, designers, students, policy makers and efficiency professionals will all gain valuable insights and ideas from this practical handbook to greening the built environment.