Laboratories Best Practices: Daylighting in Laboratories
Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR
This one hour online course discusses the benefits of daylighting in laboratories from multiple perspectives including energy savings and facility operations impacts.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for electrical and mechanical engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be able to better understand how the use of natural light can be integrated into laboratory facility designs effectively in a manner that provides multiple benefits to the laboratory occupants and owner who pays for utility bills related to lighting electrical demand.
A successful daylighting strategy must be well integrated with the building’s external image, site, and form as well as its mechanical and electrical systems. Therefore, it is important to set a goal for daylighting early in an integrated design process. This course discusses daylighting from multiple perspectives.
This course is primarily based on Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices – Daylighting In Laboratories, DOE/GO-102003-1766, October 2003:
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Daylighting saves energy, enhances productivity, and reduces costs associated with electric lighting. Daylighting should be considered during the design phase of every new laboratory building. The best time to address it is during the goal-setting process, when defined, measurable goals can be specified.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.