Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology

Authors: Kittler, Richard, Kocifaj, Miroslav, Darula, Stanislav

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  • Written by a leading authority on sky model formulation and daylight measurement
  • Includes information on non-overcast skies and year-round situations important for energy saving calculations, not included in other books
  • Includes a historical overview of advancements and developments in human vision and photonic studies
  • Analyzes recent research trends in daylight illumination technology in improving health and comfort in human environments, using neuroscience, the work of S.S.Stevens and the invariably missed late work of R.G.Hopkinson towards redeveloping an apt discomfort glare formula and application technology
  • Refines daylight theory and introduces new calculation methods and computer tools for programs such as window design MAM and novel hollow light guides HOLIGILM
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Sunlight profoundly influences the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere. Nature fuels the evolution of all living things, their visual systems, and the manner in which they adapt, accommodate, and habituate.

Sun luminance measurements serve as data to calculate typical changes in the daily, monthly, and annual variability characteristics of daylight. Climate-based sky luminance patterns are used as models in predicting daylighting calculation and computer programs applied in architecture and building design. Historically, daylight science and daylighting technology has prioritized photometric methods of measurements, calculation, and graphical tools aimed at predicting or evaluating the daylighting of architectural design alternatives.

However, due to a heightened awareness of general health and well-being, sunlight exposure and freedom from visual discomfort while undertaking visual tasks are now equally prioritized. Therefore, in order to assure optimal environmental quality, daylighting technology must be based on sound science.

Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology, by Richard Kittler, Miroslav Kocifaj, and Stanislav Darula, sketches the entire evolution of daylight science from atmospheric science through apt visual workplace psychophysics.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8816-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8816-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8815-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8705-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 341
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