Daylighting: appraisal at the early design stages

Byrd, Hugh and Hildon, Alan (1979) Daylighting: appraisal at the early design stages. Lighting Research & Technology, 11 (2). pp. 99-101. ISSN 1477-1535

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For a building design team concerned with the quality of the internal environment of buildings the percentage area of glazing on a building facade is one of the most useful criteria for judging the building envelope as a modifier of climate at early design stages since it is at the window that the various environmental parameters (heat, light and sound) remain only minimally modified.
The percentage area of glazing can be used to relate the numerous and often conflicting functions of the window such as the provision of daylight, summer time teperatures, sound insulation, energy efficiency and view satisfaction.

Keywords:daylighting, building design
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
H Engineering > H220 Environmental Engineering
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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Deposited On:01 May 2013 08:30

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