LightStanza Presentation at Rocky Mountain Lights 2016

Hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society-Rocky Mountain Section, Rocky Mountain Lights 2016 was held at the EXDO Event Center in Denver, CO on September 15th! Admission was open to the general public with complimentary Continuing Education Courses throughout the day. LightStanza’s Principal Daniel Glaser presented “A Complete Picture of Daylight.” 

A Complete Picture of Daylight

Spaces lit with natural light have been linked with productive, healthy and happy occupants. Daylighting can be difficult without the right tools to help visualize how the sun interacts with a space. Join us to learn about ways to investigate and use daylight effectively in your designs, how occupants use blinds, and whether the levels of natural light in your space minimize electric lighting use and glare. 

In this seminar, Glaser introduced different methods for looking at daylight, from renderings to IES LM-83 daylighting metrics, which have been adopted by LEED v4. These techniques can inform and help you create great daylighting in your buildings. He discussed the strengths, limitations, assumptions, and controversy over each technique, including answers to questions such as: 

  • Why are annual metrics necessary? 
  • What do the metrics mean in terms of daylight design? 
  • What qualities of daylighting do the metrics miss? 
  • How does occupant behavior and the use of blinds affect both the daylighting “score” and experience of daylight? 

This seminar informed attendees about how to pursue the LEED daylight credits and how to use new technology to drive daylight beyond LEED. They also learned several principles and concepts of daylight analysis including solar geometry, sky conditions, annual climate data, sampling, material properties, glare and shade controls. 

Learn more about Rocky Mountain Lights here.