Daylighting

OVERVIEW

Daylight connects us with the outdoors, provides an essential nutrient, and makes our interior spaces glow with natural beauty. Exposure to bright daylight, even indoors, has been shown to relieve sleep disorders and may contribute to general health and well-being, decreasing absenteeism at both work and school.

Yet daylighting can go awry, resulting in glare, overheating, and loss of productivity. These resources shed light on the benefits of daylighting as well as strategies for doing it right.

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  • The First Practical Heliostat

    Product Review

    Practical Solar has introduced a simple heliostat system to reflect sunlight into buildings for lighting and space heating; future applications will include water heating and electricity generation.

  • The First Practical Heliostat

    Product Review

    Practical Solar has introduced a simple heliostat system to reflect sunlight into buildings for lighting and space heating; future applications will include water heating and electricity generation.

  • Sealed Blinds from Unicel Offer Flexibility, Low Maintenance

    Product Review

    Vision Control sealed interpane louvers, available with any type of glazing, offer numerous benefits, including energy savings and reduced maintenance compared with other blinds.

  • LightLouver Offers Low-Profile Alternative to Light Shelves

    Product Review

    A self-contained unit designed for installation inside windows above the vision plane, the LightLouver Daylighting System effectively redirects sunlight deeper into building interiors.

  • Sustainable Projects Increase Firm Profits

    News Analysis

    Despite widespread beliefs to the contrary, sustainable building projects are more profitable than conventional projects-according to one internal study by HOK.

  • Tinting on Demand with SageGlass

    Product Review

    Glazing from Sage Electrochromics, Inc., allows users to change its visible light and total solar transmittance properties with the push of a button.