ERIC Number: ED158359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
California School Lighting Design and Evaluation. A Procedure for the Prediction, Specification, and Evaluation of Visual Comfort and Visual Performance in Classrooms.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This guide is intended to help school administrators, members of school district governing boards, architects, and engineers objectively evaluate school lighting systems. The California school lighting design and evaluation procedure described provides a step-by-step design method that, when used properly, results in balanced lighting for school facilities. The procedure also provides for a separate assessment and rating for visual performance and visual comfort, making possible calculated options between these two basic lighting design factors. Basically, this document is a designing tool for engineers with specific responsibility for illumination. Metric equivalents in parentheses are included in parts of the text. The appendixes contain formulas for calculating the measures presented in the text, worksheets, a completed sample form, and a computer printout of a proposed lighting system. A glossary contains terms, abbreviations, and symbols used in the text. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architects, Educational Specifications, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineers, Evaluation Methods, Facility Guidelines, Glare, Lighting, Lighting Design, Luminescence, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, School Planning, Visual Environment
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($0.65)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.