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ERIC Number: EJ862973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Efficiency Goals
Graham, Donald
American School & University, v81 n10 p32-35 May 2009
The lighting of learning environments is an important focus in designing new schools and renovating older schools. Studies long have shown that appropriate lighting levels and daylighting improve learning; now, climbing energy budgets have spurred school administrators to seek more efficient use of lighting. Electricity rates are expected to rise over the next several years. That makes efficient lighting design and control strategies even more critical. New school designs are taking advantage of rapid improvement in lighting-control strategies and illumination systems, and existing schools can be retrofitted to realize savings. The author discusses three most prevalent energy-saving tactics: (1) increased use of daylighting; (2) maximum controllability; and (3) prudent selection of lighting equipment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A