Implementation Recommendation (GL)

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Lighting control system/ adjustable lighting is depicted in the project section below and reviewed in the project review below.

Review of Best Practices Related Items

“The following six principles, described in more detail below, provide fundamental guidance in designing daylit schools. 1. Prevent direct sunlight penetration into glare-sensitive teaching spaces. 2. Provide gentle, uniform light throughout space. 3. Avoid creating sources of glare. 4. Allow teachers to control the daylight with operable louvers or blinds. 5. Design the electric lighting system to complement the daylighting design, and encourage maximum energy savings through the use of lighting controls. 6. Plan the layout of interior spaces to take advantage of daylight conditions.”

United States Department of Energy. (2002). "National Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools, P.68

“Punched windows (simple holes in the middle of a wall) represent the worst scenario for glare and are not recommended.”

United States Department of Energy. (2002). "National Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools, P.70

“When possible, it is always better to locate daylighting apertures in the ceiling plane –a strategy known as top-lighting. This reduces the likelihood of glare and allows for a more even distribution of daylight within a space.”

United States Department of Energy. (2002). "National Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools, P.73

Projects

Photographs provided by FSB (Frankfurt Short Bruza)

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