Daylighting 101 : Technical Terms
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Daylighting 101 : Technical Terms

Primer on daylighting with the basic concepts explained in line with real world application
4.3 (12 ratings)
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Created by Deepa Parekh
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Complete clarity of technical terms
  • Know how of terms
  • Recognize practical application
  • Confidence in using terms
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  • You do not need any prior knowledge to take this course. This course is for beginners! It would be a good idea to have a paper and pen handy with you since there are some simple exercises in the lectures.

Adequate daylighting is a key aspect of good building design. Quantity as well as quality of daylight has an impact on the visual comfort of the space. A good design will ensure a balance between both. Before diving into the design strategies, it is important to understanding the fundamentals which is a bit of a technical subject..

This course is the great primer on daylighting. It covers technical terms in the most simple, clear and interesting manner. Examples given in the course correlate with the real world. So the next time you look at daylight, you shall be able to describe it using technical terms with ease. 

The course comprises of 5 lectures with 40 minutes of video content and a quiz to be taken at the end of the course. There are simple and interesting exercises within the lectures that help you understand the concepts effectively. It will take you about 50 minutes to complete the course. 

At the end of this course, you will have complete clarity of the technical terms required to understand key concepts of daylighting and use technical language with confidence. You will able to understand design strategies with much ease after completing this course.    

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for architects, designers, lighting consultants, professionals from allied industry and anybody who is curious to learn about daylight.
  • This course is meant for newbies who are interested in designing spaces for good daylight and don't know where and how to get started with it.
  • This course in probably not for you if you are looking to learn about daylighting techniques which is not covered in this basic course.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 03:30

This lecture is a introduction to what will be covered in the course and how the content is structured. You will have a better idea of how you want to pace the course,

Preview 03:30
Module 1:Quantitative terms
1 Lecture 14:21

The beauty about daylight is that it can measured and can be predicted with reasonable accuracy. Basic measurable quantities help us understand the light levels that are required for various activities.

Module 1 : Quantitative Terms
Module 2 : Qualitative terms
1 Lecture 10:40

Quality is equally important as is quantity. Quality of light has an impact on the visual comfort of space. Since these cannot be measured, it is subjective and depends on an individual's perception. For eg., if a space is too bright or too dark can be a subjective perception. The goal of good daylighting is to have uniform distributed light as much as possible. However, it is always important to have the context in mind. A dramatic effect of light and shade could be desired in a courtyard or can create an interesting pattern on a facade. Thus, the context is to be considered.

Preview 10:40
Module 3 : Daylight Factor
1 Lecture 14:38

Unlike the terms you have learnt so far which is applicable to "light" in general, Daylight Factor relates specifically to daylight. It can be a subjective as well as a measurable quantity. 

Module 3 : Daylight Factor
Course Recap
1 Lecture 00:58

This is short self paced presentation that summarizes the key points covered through the course. 

Course Summary
Assessment Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00

You have reached the end of the course. Please take this short quiz of 10 questions to assess your understanding. On successful completion of this quiz, you are also eligible to earn 0.5CE hours from GBCI if you are a LEED GA or AP. 

This is a short quiz of 10 questions.
10 questions
About the Instructor
Deepa Parekh
4.3 Average rating
124 Reviews
1,915 Students
10 Courses
Project Manager, EDS Pvt Ltd.

Passionate about creating a sustainable built environment, Deepa brings international work experience along with interdisciplinary educational background. She graduated with a Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Institute of Environmental Design, India. Deepa is a Registered Architect with the Indian Council of Architecture, a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE).

Over six years, Deepa has worked on number of projects in the US and India with a focus on bridging the gap between building design and technology. At EDS Pvt Ltd, she works on projects dealing with daylight assessment, building energy simulations, technical analysis for performance based design, conducting professional training programs, developing instructional content and facilitating green building certifications. Deepa has been instrumental in launching the EDS CPD (Continuous Professional Development) initiative. She is also the lead faculty for many professional courses and plays an active role in developing instructional content and assessment materials.