Contents

Dedication

xi

Acknowledgements

xii

Foreword

xv

Preface

xvii

Introduction

xix

History

Environment

Windows

Energy

Human factors

Daylight calculation

Case studies

PART I

1 History

3

Windows

Architectural development

Takeover of artificial light

Renewal of interest in daylight

Energy use

Passive architecture

Strategy

Control

2 Environment

9

Change and variety

Modelling

Orientation

Colour

View

Sunlight

Colour

View

Health

3 Windows

Window shapes Rooflights Atriums Glazing

High tech glazing Window openings Symbolism Solar shading Privacy

Innovative systems The future

4 Energy 37

Reduction

Artificial light

Waste

Daylight

Controls

Solar

Legislation

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