ERIC Number: ED431290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Lighting Design for Schools. Building Bulletin 90.
Loe, David; Watson, Newton; Rowlands, Edward; Mansfield, Kevin; Venning, Bob; Baker, John
The aim of good lighting is to not only provide proper illumination for building users to perform their allotted tasks, but also to pleasantly enhance the indoor environment. This document guides architects and engineers through the process of lighting design in the context of the recommended constructional standards for schools and the various types of spaces and activities found in schools. It identifies the determining factors of good lighting design as architectural integration, task and activity lighting, visual amenity, cost, maintenance, and energy efficiency. Further, it describes the calculation methods and design tools that can be used at the early stages of a project and shows, using theory and examples, how to achieve a synthesis between daylight and electric light. Appendices present school premises regulations and Department for Education and Employment Constructional Standards for new school buildings, information on lighting and health, and details concerning various lamps, controlling gear, luminary performance ranges, lighting controls, disposal of used lamps, and examples of lighting design strategies. A glossary concludes the book. (Contains 35 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Foreign Countries, Interior Design, Light, Lighting Design, Luminescence
HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT England; Tel: 0171-873-9090; Fax: 0171-873-8200 (22.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)