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Daylight Performance of Buildings

Edited By: Marc Fontoynont

James and James Science Publishers

Paperback | Jun 1999 | #124353 | ISBN: 1873936877
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NHBS Price: £75.00 $96/€90 approx

About this book

As part of Daylight Europe the daylighting behavior of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three-year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included – from offices to museums, libraries, churches, houses, airports and factories; from Classical buildings to modern constructions and from a small single room to an office of over 100,000 square meters.The results of the study of each building are presented, extensively illustrated in color, with the unusual features and main lessons highlighted. Daylight Performance of Buildings also includes details of the monitoring procedures, the results of and comparison with simulations, the outcome of post-occupancy evaluation and a summary of the major findings.These show the extraordinary potential of daylighting techniques to improve amenity and energy performance for the benefit of the occupants and building managers. They also demonstrate how often opportunities are missed, and the frequency of problems of overheating or glare. Above all, they demonstrate the beauty, elegance and scope of daylight design.

"the book is an excellent source of inspiration, and will hopefully contribute to better design and construction of buildings"
Building Engineer


Contents

- Preface
- Acknowledgements
- Introduction
- Daylight Performance of Buildings: 60 European Case Studies
- Daylight Performance of Buildings: Monitoring Procedure
- Daylighting Systems Used
- What will you get in this Book?
- Map of Europe
- Buildings Monitored by Each Organization
- Case Studies
- Glazed Streets
- Transportation Buildings
- Churches
- Museums
- Offices
- Educational Buildings
- Libraries
- Houses
- Demonstration Projects
- Others
- Daylight Performance: Daylight Quality and Control of Energy Consumption
- User Evaluation of Visual Comfort Through Post Occupancy Evaluation
- List of Measuring Equipment


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