|Title||A Comprehensive Approach to Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems for New Commercial Buildings|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Eleanor S Lee, Stephen E Selkowitz, Francis M Rubinstein, Joseph H Klems, Liliana O Beltran, Dennis L DiBartolomeo|
|Conference Name||ACEEE 1994 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings|
|Conference Location||Pacific Grove, CA|
We define a comprehensive approach to integrated envelope and lighting systems design as one that balances energy efficiency with anequal regard to the resultant environmental quality. By integrating envelope components (glazing, shading, and daylighting), lighting components (fixtures and controls) and building HVAC/ energy management control systems, we create building systems that have the potential to achieve significant decreases in electricity consumption and peak demand while satisfying occupant physiological and psychological concerns.
This paper presents results on the development, implementation, and demonstration of two specific integrated envelope and lighting systems:
The energy performance of the systems was estimated using the DOE-2 building energy simulation program. Field tests with reduced scale models were conducted to determine daylighting and thermal performance in real time under actual weather conditions. Demonstrations of these integrated systems are being planned or are in progress in collaboration with utility programs to resolve real-world implementation issues under complex site, building, and cost constraints. Results indicate that integrated systems offer solutions that not only achieve significant peak demand reductions but also realize consistent energy savings with added occupant comfort and satisfaction.
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