Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems for Commercial Buildings: A Retrospective

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

06/1998

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-40967

Abstract

Daylighting systems in use world-wide rarely capture the energy-savings predicted by simulation tools and that we believe are achievable in real buildings. One of the primary reasons for this is that window and lighting systems are not designed and operated as an integrated system. Our efforts over the last five years have been targeted toward 1) development and testing of new prototype systems that involve a higher degree of systems integration than has been typical in the past, and 2) addressing current design and technological barriers that are often missed with component-oriented research. We summarize the results from this body of cross-disciplinary research and discuss its effects on the existing and future practice of daylighting in commercial buildings.

Conference Name

ACEEE 1998 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Year of Publication

1998

Conference Location

Pacific Grove, CA

Call Number

LBNL-40967