Daylighting Monitoring Protocols and Procedures for Buildings: A Report of IEA Task 21 / Annex 29 Daylight in Buildings

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AbstractThe lack of daylighting monitoring protocols and procedures for buildings has greatly contributed to thesmall number of monitored daylit buildings. As a result, high electricity savings claims from daylightingwere mostly driven from modeling, illuminance measurements from test cells or scale modeling, or fromjust high daylighting availability. Daylighting field-measured data with respect to transient daylightingcontribution and electrical lighting control are very limited. Furthermore, well-daylit buildings do notnecessarily ensure energy savings as occupancy patterns, improper daylight-linked electrical lightingdesign, and associated thermal loads can negate high potential energy savings. For daylighting to beconsidered as a source of energy savings in buildings, monitoring the daylighting performance of real casestudies becomes an essential procedure.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 41369
NPARC number20338121
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Record created2012-07-19
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