Don’t Turn on That Light!
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Turning a light on in a building during the day should be a sin. The way daylight enters a building has tremendous impact on the well-being of occupants, provides visual delight and conserves valuable resources.
To ensure the proper daylighting of the Visitors Center, employ a variety of design strategies; Don’t make the floor-plates too wide (30-35′ max.), provide interior and/or exterior sun shelves to reflect direct light onto ceilings, select appropriate glass type for each room use, utilize diffused light in clerestories and west facing windows. Automatically dim artificial light sources when daylight is providing adequate illumination.