Kim, Eun Young; Carlson, Bengt
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Designing sustainably, at its core, holds the health and wellbeing of the users of the space and the price of ongoing maintenance and installation costs in balance with environmental wellbeing. With each of these points playing a major role, spaces can be designed to be healthy and affordable while also benefiting the overall functional health and efficiency of the space. A key method in designing sustainably is the incorporation of natural daylight within a space to provide general lighting in an energy efficient way and to positively impact the atmosphere of the built environment. For the users of the space, natural daylight can affect the mood, productivity and performance, and overall state of being of each person. After analyzing the pros and cons of three types of daylighting options, traditional skylights, solar tubes, and artificial skylights, the level of daylight entering the space was simulated and the effects applied to human wellbeing, energy efficiency, and environmental health. The results of the lighting simulation informed the design about the best option to incorporate natural daylight. The simulation resulted in solar tubes as the most ideal option for this space with regard to user benefit as well as environmental benefit and savings. Through this thesis, environmental benefit, human wellbeing, and economic viability within a space with regard to the lighting effects of various daylighting options was analyzed.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Sustainable architecture--Tennessee--Chattanooga; Daylighting--Tennessee--Chattanooga
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