In this course you’ll study the basics of daylight and how it impacts visual comfort, interior space planning, and shading design. You will learn how to measure light and evaluate light levels. You’ll also learn how to interpret illumination renderings from Autodesk Revit to make informed design decisions.
If you are interested in taking all 7 individual courses in the High Performance Building Design series, we encourage you to, instead, register for the Building Performance Analysis Certificate, which offers the same 7 courses and will provide you with a certificate of completion.
Using daylight in your building is a key strategy for passive design. Letting sun into your building impacts visual comfort, as well as thermal comfort.
Through a case study example, fundamental theory, quizzes, software exercises, and software documentation, you will learn design strategies to help you use daylight to meet as much of your lighting needs as possible.
Topics covered include light measurement and distribution, glare, colors of light, building massing and orientation, aperture design, high performance windows, views, and quantitative lighting analysis in Autodesk Revit.