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Journal of Daylighting

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

  • Solar energy
    • Photovoltaics (PV)
    • Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
    • Solar concentrator technology
    • Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV)
    • Solar Thermal
  • Buildings
    • Sustainable buildings
    • Energy efficient Buildings
    • Building energy modeling
    • Building physics
  • Lighting
    • Daylighting
    • Lighting simulation
    • Lighting designs
    • Luminaires
    • Lighting metrology and light quality
    • Lighting control
    • Indoor environment quality

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Solar Angle Model for Daylight Redirection in Prismatic Panel

An advanced complex fenestration system can utilize uniform daylight. Nonetheless, an inefficient design would increase solar heat gain and indoor temperatures, besides uneven light distribution that would cause the "cave effect.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 257-265

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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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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. Nabil Elminshawy
Port Said University, Egypt

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Dr Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso
Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin), Italy

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Alp Tural
Virginia Tech, USA

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr Hui Lv
Hubei University of Technology, China

Dr Seyed Morteza Hosseini
Aalborg University, Denmark

Prof Jitka Mohelnikova
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Wei Wang
Southeast University, 中国

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

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

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Optimization of Daylight Performance Based on Controllable Light-shelf Parameters

This study aims to achieve a balance of daylight availability in the work-plane environments of a fully glazed facade integrated with a light shelf system using an optimization procedure that can assist architects with assessing the daylighting performance of numerous design alternatives, and build-up the optimized design.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 122-136

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Evaluation of Daylight Availability for Energy Savings

Dynamic daylight simulations are very useful instruments in daylighting design process. They allow an in depth analysis of indoor daylight availability levels and define if they are adequate to perform a particular visual task.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 12-20

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Optical Characteristics of Traditional Portuguese Azulejos: Mixing Colors to Obtain “

The need to reduce energy consumptions in buildings brings modern research to focus on the use of natural sources. In this context, the interest towards traditional architecture has been fueled, since one of the characteristics identifying it is the intuitive and intrinsic link between the building and the surrounding environment.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 273-281

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Daylight Distribution Improvement Using Automated Prismatic Louvre

Louvre is a common type of shading devices and has been increasingly used in office buildings. Meanwhile, some reflective types of louvre have been used to provide shade and to redirect daylight deep into buildings interior simultaneously.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 84-92

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Daylighting as the Driving Force of the Design Process: from

This paper presents a study for the transformation of an industrial area in Turin, Italy. The area hosts two buildings (one of which appointed as listed) to be transformed into dwellings.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 36-55

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Heliostats Daylighting System for Multi-floor Buildings

Daylighting has been considered as a major part of sustainable buildings for saving electric lighting and providing benefits such as, health, visual comfort, and productivity of the occupants.

Journal of Daylighting 2019 (2019) 202-209

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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 Comprehensive Evaluation of Perforated Façades for Daylighting and

New design tools have enabled architects to explore complex geometries for building envelopes. Perforated Screens (PS) have gained popularity but their design is still intuitive, often focused on aesthetic and morphological criteria.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 97-111

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Application of Different Circadian Lighting Metrics in a Health Residence

During the last three decades, various scientific researchers analysed the connection between natural elements and human life, both as far as well-being and productivity.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 13-24

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A First Approach to a New Index on Indoor Lighting

In this study, the conditions of visual comfort were assessed in an indoor environment intended for students. For this reason, a transversal field survey was carried out in two libraries, one at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) and another at the University of Granada (Spain).

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 124-130

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Design of a Multi-Surface Solar Concentrator

A multi-surface solar concentrator is proposed in this study. The concentrator is designed by improving the light receiving rate of a parabola when the incident angle changes within 0°~20° by adding involute, shifting the involute up, and changing the shape of the parabolic top. .

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 176-186

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Daylight utilization with light pipe in farm animal production: a

Light pipes, which are complex optical systems, offer a passive way to bring daylight to deep buildings, such as agricultural buildings. However, the lack of reliable performance predictability methods for light pipes represents a major obstacle preventing their widespread use.

Journal of Daylighting 3 (2016) 1-11

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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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Solar shading in low energy office buildings - design strategy and

Moving towards passive house-level envelopes, zero-energy buildings, or zero-emission buildings, where the carbon footprints of the buildings are minimal, the performance of the transparent parts of the envelope is vital for ensuring a low energy demand and a desirable indoor environment.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 1-14

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Exploring the Impact of Natural Light Exposure on Sleep of

Studies among people with dementia demonstrated that the sleep quality and rhythm improves significantly when people are exposed to ambient bright light.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 14-20

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Development of Fresnel-based Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) System with Uniform

Different designs have been presented to achieve high concentration and uniformity for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system. Most of the designs have issues of low efficiency in terms of irradiance uniformity.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 2-7

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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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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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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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Parametric Analysis of Architectural Elements on Daylight, Visual Comfort, and

The quality of visual comfort has always been an essential element considering human comfort. Providing visual comfort in a living environment reduces the need for artificial lighting, which subsequently has a direct relationship with energy consumptions and its expenses.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 57-72

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