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Journal of Daylighting

Journal of Daylighting is an international journal devoted to investigations of daylighting in buildings. It is the leading journal that publishes original research on all aspects of solar energy and lighting. Areas of special interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daylighting systems
  • Lighting simulation
  • Lighting designs
  • Luminaires
  • Lighting metrology and light quality
  • Lighting control
  • illumination
  • Building physics - lighting
  • Building energy modeling
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Zero-energy buildings
  • Indoor environment quality
  • Sustainable solar energy systems
  • Application of solar energy sources in buildings
  • Photovoltaics systems
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics
  • Concentrator technology
  • Concentrator photovoltaic
  • Solar thermal

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The Significance of Aperture Proportion for the Lighting Behaviour and

Traditional solar screens in Iran (called Moshabak) are architectural devices used mainly in hot-arid regions, with two interrelated functions: controlling the penetration of sunlight and gaze from outside.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 242-256

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Experimental Analysis on a 1:2 Scale Model of the

This paper is focused on the daylighting system named Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) designed by the authors as an evolution of the Double Light Pipe to eliminate the drawbacks due to its encumbrance and the high luminance of its upper portion.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 228-241

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Illumination and Lighting Energy Use in an Office Room with

This paper describes a field study of the illumination and lighting energy use in a full-scale test office in a building located in southern Norway. Natural light is provided to the office via southwest-oriented windows and a horizontal light pipe (HLP) with a daylight entrance facing the south.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 209-227

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Evaluation of Daylight and Glare Quality of Office Spaces with

There has been an increasing awareness in recent years about the evaluation of daylight and glare quality in buildings. In the study, an office space with a flat and a dynamic shading system facade (triangular cell facade) is discussed in the province of Mardin, which is in a hot and arid climate zone.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 197-208

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Lighting Quality Self-assessment in Italian Home Offices

The spread of information technology and the improvement of telecommunicating systems have changed the way to conceive work. People performing typical office activities provided with a laptop and an internet connection can work in whatever place: a coffee house, a waiting room of a train station, an airport, or their own home.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 177-196

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Daylight Performance of the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) Through

This paper focuses on the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP), an innovative daylighting system set up by the authors in the Laboratory of Technical Physics of the University “G. .

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 164-176

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Alerting Effect of Light: A Review of Daytime Studies

Light affects humans beyond only image formation. Several studies have reported that light can increase daytime alertness and can therefore be positively utilized to counter daytime fatigue and increase productivity in workspaces.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 150-163

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The optimization of louvers shading devices and room orientation under

This paper presents parametric and multi-objective optimization (MOO) approach in optimizing daylight and energy consumption by incorporating louvres shading devices depicting three different sky conditions: Birmingham, UK, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, Australia.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 137-149

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Optimization of Daylighting Design Using Self-Shading Mechanism in Tropical

Despite its potential, daylighting strategies in school classrooms in the tropical climate regions is little explored in the literature. The use of two-sided or bilateral daylight opening, as well as the self-shading mechanism using sloped walls, are currently seen as potential strategies to achieve good daylighting in tropical buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 117-136

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Impact of Different Shading Devices on Daylight Performance and Visual

Daylighting has become an essential feature in libraries since it can boost productivity, well-being, and energy savings. It is crucial to prevent discomfort glare irritation while maintaining the quality of view, and daylight demands.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 97-116

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Assessment of the Thermal Performance of Vertical Green Walls Using

Construction of multifunctional building envelopes using vertical greenery walls (VGW) has emerged as a sustainable green technology to improving cooling efficiency.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 294-312

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Comparative Investigation of Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) Comfort Classes in

Glare is considered one of the most important variables to reach visual comfort and visual quality. It represents one of the fundamental barriers for an effective use of daylighting in buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 284-293

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Development of a Machine-Learning Framework for Overall Daylight and

Application of machine learning methods as an alternative for building simulation software has been progressive in recent years. This research is mainly focused on the assessment of machine learning algorithms in prediction of daylight and visual comfort metrics in the early design stages and providing a framework for the required analyses.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 270-283

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Metamodeling of the Energy Consumption of Buildings with Daylight Harvesting –

Daylight harvesting is a well-known strategy to address building energy efficiency. However, few simplified tools can evaluate its dual impact on lighting and air conditioning energy consumption.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 255-269

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Measurement, Simulation, and Quantification of Lighting-Space Flicker Risk Levels

Building owners are transitioning towards a smart lighting solution for illumination purposes. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting application has become a norm given its high efficacy and energy efficiencies.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 239-254

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Improvement of Daylight Factor Model for Window Size Optimization and

Based on a new approach for the prediction of the Daylight Factor (DF), using existing empirical models, this research work presents an optimization of window size and daylight provided by the glazed apertures component for a building located in a hot and dry climate.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 204-221

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Optimum Characteristics of Windows in an Office Building in Isfahan

Nowadays, the use of renewable energies has increased due to the energy crisis and subsequent environmental issues. The window design significantly affects energy consumption and natural light absorption regarding preventing visual discomfort and improving indoor quality with effective external features.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 222-238

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Daylight in Buildings and Visual Comfort Evaluation: the Advantages and

Exposure to daylight significantly affects the psychological well-being of occupants by diminishing headaches, eye tensions, or stress. Daylight penetration is a matter of collaboration between building façade and perimeter zones that can be controlled through façade design features. .

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 181-203

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The Effect of Fixed External Shading Devices on Daylighting and

Building shading devices can improve the thermal comfort in indoor environment, and also reduce cooling and heating energy consumption in dry and hot climate.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 165-180

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A Combined Method for an Exhaustive Investigation of the Anidolic

Lighting quality in office environments is a broad concept that must be taken into account in the design stage to deliver comfortable spaces to reduce workers' stress.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 149-164

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Editorial Board

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Karam M. Al-Obaidi
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Alp Tural
Virginia Tech, USA

Dr Doris Abigail Chi Pool
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
EcoBEAM, Turkey

Dr Osama Mohamed Omar
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

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Effective Use of Daylight in Office Rooms

The rational use of daylight can significantly reduce the cost of electricity for artificial lighting. This research aims at investigating the parameters of translucent structures of building envelope, and the value of daylight factor, for which maximum efficiency of daylight usage is achieved in office rooms.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 154-166

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Outdoor Investigation of High Concentrator Photovoltaic Under Uniform and Non-

This study was performed in outdoor conditions to quantify the level of influence on the electrical performance of the Multi-junction (MJ) solar cells.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 1-12

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Optimum Glazing Configurations for Visual Performance in Algerian Classrooms under

Daylight quality and quantity in Algerian schools show serious problems in ensuring visual comfort of students and teachers. Some problems are due to window design, which leads to excessive amount of sunlight penetration into the classrooms.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 11-22

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Effect of window glazing on colour quality of transmitted daylight

In this study, the colour quality of the daylight transmitted through different window glazing types is evaluated. The analysis considered four different types of window glazing: laminated, monolithic, coated and applied film glazing ranging in luminous transmittance from around 0.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 37-47

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Solar Energy Gain and Space-Heating Energy Supply Analyses for

A considerable effort is devoted to devising retrofit solutions for reducing space-heating energy in the domestic sector. Existing UK solid-wall dwellings, which have both heritage values and historic fabric, are being improved but yet they tend to have meagre thermal performance, partly, due to the heat-loss through glazings.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 15-25

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Energy Saving Generated Through Automatic Lighting Control Systems According to

The standard EN 15193-1:2017 “Energy performance of buildings - Energy requirements for lighting” introduced a detailed method to calculate the energy demand for lighting in buildings. Th.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 131-147

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The Impact of Courtyard and Street Canyon Surroundings on Global

Exposing oneself to outdoor daylight in the morning can be healthy and harmful at the same time, due to the risk of ultraviolet exposure. The presence of surrounding buildings in the urban context may also influence the risk.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 167-185

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Optical Characteristic Investigation on an Underwater Adjustable Focus Solar Concentrator

This paper presents an underwater adjustable focus solar concentrator, which is composed of a piece of transparent elastic membrane and a hollow cylindrical-like structure.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 169-175

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Quantitative Investigation Through Climate-based Daylight Metrics of Visual Comfort

There are several alternatives to passive strategies in the early stages of the design process including orientation, window to wall ratio, shading device, material and colour that affect occupants’ visual comfort. .

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 21-33

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A New Trend for Indoor Lighting Design Based on A

Most power system planners are interested in the savings of electrical power consumption. Various references demonstrate that the highest consumed power is by the lighting systems standing around 19% of worldwide energy consumption.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 137-153

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Daylighting metrics: an approach to dynamic cubic illuminance

Advances in research work in the field of numerical analysis of daylight performance have generated in-depth knowledge on photometric measurements of daylight quality.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 34-42

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Lighting Energy Saving with Light Pipe in Farm Animal Production

The Swedish animal production sector has potential for saving electric lighting of €4-9 million per year using efficient daylight utilisation. To demonstrate this, two light pipe systems, Velux® (house 1) and Solatube® (house 2), are installed in two identical pig houses to determine if the required light intensity, daylight autonomy (DA), and reduced electricity use for illumination can be achieved. In.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 21-31

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Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information

Daylight represents one of the crucial factors that affect directly on the building performance and its occupants. This study assesses the daylight performance in the multi-storey residential buildings (apartments) in Erbil city.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 187-201

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Economic and Energy Efficiency of Artificial Lighting Control Systems for

The aim of the research is to determine the economic and energy efficiency usage of the artificial lighting control systems, with the help of astronomical relays and motion sensors, by various types of light sources for the stairwells (stair landings and staircases) of multistory residential buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 93-106

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The Effect of Sky View Factor on Air temperature in

Urban geometry is defined by the height, length, width, and distance of buildings, which affect the urban environment and its microclimate, especially a high-rise and high-density urban environment, such as Tehran.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 42-51

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Towards New Design of Laser Cut Acrylic Panels for Windows

This paper builds upon existing research into laser cut panels and aims to find new design-patterns that would improve daylighting conditions of existing rooms when applying the laser-cut panels on vertical windows.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 1-10

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A Review on Solar Concentrators with Multi-surface and Multi-

Solar concentrator always plays an important role in solar energy collection as it could enhance the energy density effectively. Various structures of solar concentrators have been researched in recent years, among which multi-surface (MS) and multi-element (ME) combinations are the two typical structures.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 80-96

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A Methodology to Link the Internal Heat Gains from Lighting

This paper critically discusses the procedure prescribed by the Italian Technical Standards to account for the internal gains in the calculation of the energy performance indices for a building.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 56-67

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A Novel Approach to Multi-Apertures and Multi-Aspects Ratio

Daylightophil architecture concept is one of the most significant ways to reduce the electrical load consumption in building sector. In deep-plan buildings, or windowless buildings, advanced light transmission systems are used to compensate lighting demands in high-performance architecture theory.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 186-200

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Automatic vs Manual Control Strategy for Window Blinds and Ceiling

A case study to evaluate the occupants' satisfaction in relation to two different control strategies (fully automatic and manual) for blind and ceiling lights use in cell offices was carried on in Trondheim, Norway.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 112-123

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