Best practices for commissioning automatic daylighting controls

TitleBest practices for commissioning automatic daylighting controls
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHackel, S, Schuetter, S
JournalAshrae Journal
Volume55
Pagination46-+
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number0001-2491; 1943-6637
Accession NumberWOS:000326131900018
Abstract

Automatic daylighting control is an energy-savings strategy used with increasing frequency in high performance building design. (1)This type of control generally includes a photosensor that automatically dims or switches electric lighting to a lower energy state in response to natural daylight. Considerable effort is often expended on architectural and lighting design to bring in more natural light and give these systems high potential for performance. Unfortunately, the actual execution of the controls is often an afterthought.