ERIC Number: ED437809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Daylighting Update: A Brief Guide to the Process of Designing Energy Conserving Schools through the Use of Daylighting.
Hill, Alva L.; Lawrence, Jerry
In recent years one of the most prevalent requests directed to design architects by teachers and administrative personnel is to include in the architectural program for their new school provisions for admitting more daylight into their classrooms. This guide by the American Institute of Architects National Committee on Architecture for Education explores the dilemma of lighting standards in schools; natural lighting and energy consumption; the inclusion of daylighting in the design process; and the tools needed in the pre-design and design phases. Also discussed are various daylighting techniques and strategies and the design principles that have evolved based on the lessons learned from recent studies. Final comments explore the opportunities for upgrading an existing school's ability to conserve energy beyond designers' expectation for daylight entry. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.