The Effects of Skylight Parameters on Daylighting Energy Savings

Publication Type

Report

LBNL Report Number

LBL-17456

Abstract

Skylight parameters that affect lighting, cooling, heating, fan, and total energy use in office buildings are examined using the state-of-the-art building energy analysis computer code, DOE-2.1B. The lighting effects of skylight spatial distribution, skylight area, skylight visible transmission, well factor, illumination setpoint, interior partitions, ceiling height, and glazing characteristics are discussed. This study serves as the foundation for the creation of a DOE-2.1B database and design tools for estimating daylighting energy savings from skylights.

Year of Publication

1985

Call Number

LBL-17456