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This report was undertaken to provide NYSERDA with information from which to initiate a research program in daylighting. The intent was to review the state of the art in this broad field, identify current trends and directions in both design/practice and research, develop a quantitative basis from which to estimate the magnitude of potential benefits, and then to identify actions that might be helpful to accelerating implementation and utilization of daylighting strategies.
Our report draws heavily from past and ongoing daylighting research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, from contacts with other research and professional groups, from extensive contacts with building designers and engineers, and from technical and design-oriented publications. Additional support for this study was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of our ongoing research program; portions of this work were then expanded and appear elsewhere as technical publications.