Daylighting is the practice of allowing a controlled amount of natural light into a building to reduce electric lighting costs. A daylighting system includes skylights and windows along with a daylight-responsive lighting control system. Such a system can reduce energy costs by as a much as 33%.The trick to designing an effective daylighting system is to provide enough daylight for your facility without any undesirable side effects. You need to balance heat gain and loss, glare control, and variations in daylight availability.

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