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In a world newly concerned about carbon emissions, global warming, and sustainable design, the planned use of natural light in buildings has become an important strategy to improve energy efficiency by minimizing lighting, heating, and cooling loads. The introduction of innovative, advanced daylighting strategies and systems can considerably reduce a building’s electricity consumption and also […]

Daylighting strategies are evolving and it’s easy to be left behind. Join our expert to dissect the most impactful strategies used in today’s green buildings.


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Daylighting Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural direct sunlight and diffused skylight into a building in order to reduce electric lighting and save energy. Outdoor illumination is varied and dynamic, and daylighting captures this, providing a visually stimulating and productive environment for building occupants which reducing as much as one third of total building [...]

Every day the sun rises, bathing the earth in life-sustaining light. Daylight feeds each and every plant on the earth; it encompasses a powerful and essential daily occurrence. Producing light without the aid of the sun enabled the rise of modernity. Natural light will continue to shine day after day. There is an abundant source […]

Daylighting or natural lighting not only illuminates a space, but also provides a connection between the natural environment surroun ding the space. This course identifies and analyzes natural lighting or daylighting as a sustainable design and practice option for green building projects (Building Design and Construction, Operations & Maintenance). The course walks through various design […]

The return of Daylight Saving Time (DST) each year invariably sparks debate. Although it’s tempting to think of DST as some kind of perverse invention designed to deprive us of sleep, its chief purpose has always been to save electricity. Today this means not only saving money, but reducing the usage of non-green energy sources, […]



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Programs and policies backed by the United Nations have shaped the world we live in for the past half-century. The latest program, which has been in development for four years, is the release of the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, these Goals aim to combat the world’s most wicked and pressing problems, including poverty, hunger, and climate change, among many others.