minimizes the amount of artificial light and reduces electricity
and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) costs.
Making use of natural light can save up to 75 percent of the
energy used for lighting buildings and reduce cooling costs.
In the past few years, lighting has become a focus for energy
saving ideas. However, not enough effort has gone into
maximization of the use of natural light either in building
design or legislation.
Good daylighting solutions demand an integrated building
design approach. Daylighting design should be holistic:
developing solutions that are part of the main concept, while
meeting visual, thermal and energy needs. We should discover
how the sun shapes our experience, and apply this lesson to
building design from the start.