Daylighting is not always related to building window designs. Daylighting is an integrated design concept which involves the whole building and its factors in climate, the building’s orientation, how the floor plan is laid out and interior lighting design and controls.
Daylighting might show significant impacts on reducing lighting electricity consumption since it is associated with energy operating costs. Energy cost savings can also be achieved through the use of daylighting.
Besides dealing with technical issues such as energy savings, as well as heat loss and gain, incorporating daylighting into the design offers a wide range of benefits from the interior aesthetics to human health.
As a strategy for being eco-friendly to the environment, here are the advantages and disadvantages of daylighting :
Using a daylight concept for any building is a key strategy for passive design. Below are a few strategies on how to use the light once it is in a building :