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DESC9169 - Daylight in Buildings
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Architecture Faculty
Offered session(s): 61
Prohibitions: DESC9106
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Warren Julian/Assoc Prof Alex Shepherd

Classes: Lectures in four day intensive mode (9am-5pm)

Assessment: Assignment (30%), Assignment (70%)

Objectives: The unit will introduce the physical processes behind the availability of daylight; explore the techniques for modelling daylight; explore design issues that result from daylighting needs; provide design information for the resolution of daylighting design problems; and outline the issues involved in integration of daylight and electric lighting.
Content: This unit provides an overview of research in daylight measurement and knowledge about the possibilities for daylight design for buildings. Topics include the atmosphere and daylight; sky luminance distributions; daylight measurement; daylight modelling including illuminance and luminance models; traditional daylighting techniques including building form, openings, glass and control devices; innovative daylight technologies including 'light shelves', 'beam' lighting and photochromic glasses; and economics of daylight including electric light supplementation.
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