Daylighting Performance and Design (Architecture)

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A nationally recognized authority on day design shows, step-by-step, how to embrace light with architectural design. Through a hands-on look at pragmatic yet innovative solutions to creating daylighting, Ander masterfully presents case studies in a unique design-manual format that includes ample illustrations and white space for sketches and notes.

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Daylighting Performance and Design Gregg D. Ander, AIA Gregg D. Ander, AIA, nationally recognized authority on daylighting design, shows you step-by-step how to incorporate natural light with architectural design in Daylighting Performance and Design. You will get a hands-on look at pragmatic yet innovative solutions to creating daylighting as Ander presents case study after case study in a unique design-manual format that includes ample illustrations and white space for sketches and notes. As Chief Architect for Southern California Edison Company, Customer Energy Services, Ander has performed daylighting and thermal analysis on over 300 commercial and industrial buildings. He puts his knowledge to work here in a format that invites use. Committed professionals and armchair advocates of environmentally sensitive architectural design will turn again and again to this authoritative resource. From evaluation to execution, it’s a veritable catalog of daylighting strategies, materials, and methods of construction. You’ll find a variety of technical methods for predicting daylighting performance augmented with practical tools. One such tool, the visual comfort evaluation form, is invaluable both for analysis and as an aid in understanding the importance of lighting in a real working environment. This concise resource stands alone in the field of daylighting architectural design. Unlike other books on this crucial topic that get bogged down in overly complex detail and laborious language, Daylighting Performance and Design makes theory, calculations, and execution crystal clear with straight-to-the solution examples and uncluttered language. Among the topics covered by this award-winning architect are:

  • environmentally sensitive design goals
  • design strategies
  • integration with electric lighting systems
  • calculation procedures
  • and thoroughly articulated case studies
In a world that demands environmentally sensitive architectural design, who can afford to be a step behind in technological advances? Ander keeps you on the cutting edge with ample coverage of all the significant advances in lighting and daylighting technology. You will be a step ahead in saving energy dollars for your clients a bonus to your clients, your practice, and the environment.

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The hands-on daylighting resource to solve a variety of design issues

From evaluation to implementation, Daylighting Performance and Design is a veritable catalog of daylighting strategies, building materials, and methods of construction. This Second Edition offers up-to-date case studies, the latest glazing techniques, new discussions on productivity and human performance, and valuable knowledge on the impact of daylighting on interior spaces. With hands-on guidance, step-by-step instructions, and concise information, this resource stands alone in the field of architectural design.

Real-world execution of design concepts are illustrated by a wide range of case studies that include such structures as:

United Gulf Bank

Newport Coast Elementary School

Nike European Headquarters

Remo Headquarters

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Unlike other books that get bogged down in overly complex detail and laborious language, Daylighting Performance and Design is a highly visual resource with clear information and straight-to-the-solution examples. From saving energy and money to increasing productivity in schools and offices, all aspects of the latest advances in theory, calculations, and execution techniques are available here. Busy professionals can find explanations at a glance with more than 175 striking illustrations and many visual examples.

Complete with extensive appendices featuring invaluable data, worksheets, and forms, Daylighting Performance and Design, Second Edition is an essential volume for everyone interested in architectural design that is sensitive to the environment.

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Gregg D. Ander
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