Designing with Daylight: Implementation of Top Lighting in Retail Space

July 29, 2015
Session W2D: Toplighting — Room 108
9:45 am  -  10:45 am

In this presentation, a methodology of designing top lighting will be discussed. The methodology consists of three major steps, such as programming stage, energy/ peak load assessment and designing stage.

In the first step, programming stage, the methodology focuses on how to identify different metrics requirements for daylight as well as an energy requirement. The second step focuses on developing design guidelines for a skylight to roof ratio and suitable top lighting design strategy. The last step, the architectural design and glazing option will be conducted. As a result, the session delegates will learn the implementation of the daylight design, especially in retail space.