A cost-effective solution for core daylighting in office buildings

Alexander Rosemann, Michele Mossman, Lorne Whitehead

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Abstract

In typical buildings, the penetration of daylight is often limited to the zones very close to the windows, and it is ineffective for daylighting the core of the building. Over the past few decades, there have been numerous impressive demonstrations of various daylighting systems worldwide. These installations have shown that such systems can be optically effective in that substantial amounts of solar flux can be directed into the building interior, enabling the electrical lighting load to be reduced. However, the capital costs of these demonstrated systems have been prohibitively high compared to their energy savings. The goal of the work described here has been the development of a new optical and mechanical system for core daylighting for which the associated lifecycle cost is sufficiently low that the technology can be adopted in standard building construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Pages641-646
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 200613 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period9/07/0613/07/06

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