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Webinar: What Do We Know About How to Quantify Daylight and Its Use in Design?

February 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

IES Boston Section

Designers will learn how to best illustrate to their clients how they are successfully using daylight for maximum occupant benefit in their buildings. Quantification of light has been done for many decades in the field of electrical lighting design, yet daylight quantification is still an evolving methodology for architects and other designers. Participants in this talk will be asked to actively engage in questions relating to their feelings and experiences in this inexact science.

This talk will discuss different strategies that have been taken to quantify daylight and how they relate to people, the end consumers. Originally daylight was promoted for energy efficiency to offset the loads of electrical lighting systems. More recently, though, human benefits have been a primary driver. But how to create metrics that are as easy to use and standard as the electrical field to both set client expectations and allow architects to illustrate outstanding performance?

A case study will detail how types of metrics including annual, climate-based, visual and human factors can influence your design work. This will also include a discussion of different types of modeling techniques for basic and advanced daylight products and materials. Lastly, this talk will discuss strategies for daylight and electric light integration.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn the definition, application and limitations of several daylight metrics
  • Participants will learn why human benefits of daylight are being prioritized and quantified over traditional rationale for energy efficiency.
  • Participants will learn about similarities and differences between architectural daylight and electric light analysis, and how to view both in an integrated fashion.
  • Through examples, participants will learn how your analysis can lead to successful designs.

$10.00 Member Ticket
$10.00 Non-Member Ticket (including other IES Sections)

Dan GlaserSpeaker:
Dan Glaser, PhD is founder and principal of LightStanza. Glaser is a long-time IES member, first participating in IES events when he was pursuing his graduate work in architecture and computer science at UC Berkeley, funded by an IES Lucas Memorial Scholarship, and grants from the California Institute for Energy Efficiency and the UC Energy Institute. Glaser has taught classes at the Pacific Energy Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at industry conferences. Glaser has been awarded Innovation grants by the US Dept. of Energy and the National Science Foundations. He now resides in Colorado and has been active for a decade on IES Daylight Technical Standards development


February 25, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
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