"Current trends in building design and construction emphasize the use of natural daylighting to illuminate a building's interior. This study investigated the energy savings that could be obtained through the use of daylighting compared to additional heating and cooling loads attributed to the glazing required for daylighting. The study, through a combination of experimentation and computer model validation, aimed to determine energy saved from daylighting through illumination metering during a nine-month study period. Energy usage trends during this period were observed using circuit-level monitoring equipment. It was determined that, at select times of the year, energy used to account for additional cooling loads attributed to the glazing were 300% greater than the energy saved from employing daylighting"--Abstract, page iii.
Baur, Stuart Werner, 1965-
Gillis, William L., III
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 59 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
Electronic OCLC #
Yarbrough, Thomas Glenn II, "The thermal effects of daylighting in an energy efficient home" (2018). Masters Theses. 7844.