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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
    • Photovoltaic cells and systems
    • Building-integrated photovoltaics
    • Solar thermal
    • Energy systems
    • Energy storage and applications
    • Artificial intelligence in energy systems
  • Buildings
    • Architectural/Building engineering
    • Smart buildings
    • Building energy modeling
    • Building physics
    • Building envelopes
    • Indoor environment quality
  • Lighting
    • Daylighting
    • Artificial lighting
    • Lighting simulation
    • Lighting designs
    • Luminaires
    • Lighting metrology and light quality
    • Lighting control
    • Optical sensors

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Exploring Methodological Considerations: A Literature Review on How Lighting Affects

The impacts of lighting conditions on human circadian rhythms, sleep quality, and cognitive performance have been extensively investigated in the past two decades; however, these studies have yielded inconclusive and variable outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 97-118

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Enhancing Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Office Lighting Using

The number of desk workers who frequently conduct their jobs at home has increased dramatically during Covid-19. Work-from-home flexibility makes it attractive for workers and companies, resulting in a “Work-Style Reform” after the Covid-19 pandemic. Ho.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 69-96

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A Multi-objective Optimization of Window and Light Shelf Design

In office buildings, an efficient design of windows and using light shelves as a passive design strategy significantly influence the thermal and visual comfort of occupants while enhancing the productivity and health of users.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 55-68

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Investigation of Ventilation Performance to Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant health determinant in the building environment. Ventilation plays a significant role in providing comfortable working conditions and securing contaminant removal from indoor spaces.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 39-54

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Improving Natural and Artificial Lighting in Coastal Architecture Classrooms: Insights

This research examines the natural and artificial lighting performance comparison in an architecture classroom at a university in southern Thailand and gives principles for enhancing lighting design.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 23-38

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Electrochromic Glazing and Evaluation of Visual and Non-Visual Effects

The employment of electrochromic glazing can be a solution to balance circadian lighting and avoid glare. This can be achieved by controlling daylight entering the room and may be useful within the context of highly glazed facades in buildings in hot climates.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 1-22

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Unfolding 3D Space into Binary Images for Daylight Simulation via

Daylighting plays a crucial role in building science, impacting both occupants’ well-being and energy consumption in buildings. Balancing the size of openings with energy efficiency has long been a challenge. .

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 204-2013

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Integrative Lighting Design: How to Optimize Visual and Non-visual

The objective of this paper is to outline fundamental principles for the electric lighting design of workplace environments such as offices. The study considers both the suggested guidelines and values for non-visual light design and the specifications for visual tasks dictated by the EN 12464-1:2021.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 192-203

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The Effect of Parametric Patterned Façade Variations on Daylight

Parametric design influences on building envelope design are exponentially increasing in the current era due to the dominance of computational design on architectural outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 173-191

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Analysing the Daylighting Performance of the Main Prayer-hall in

This paper studies the daylighting quality of the indoor prayer-hall in The Great Upper Mosque of Hama city in Syria, highlighting this distinctive historical converted building that has been functioning as a mosque since the entry of Islam in the 6th century AD.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 153-172

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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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Editorial Board

Prof. Nabil Elminshawy
Port Said University, Egypt

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Guiqiang Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

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

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Wei Wang
Southeast University, 中国

Dr. Peng XUE
Beijing University of Technology, China

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr Hui Lv
Hubei University of Technology, China

Dr Francesco Sommese
University of Naples Federico II, italy

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

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

Dr Ahmed A. Y. Freewan
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Dr Seyed Morteza Hosseini
Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr. Francesco Nocera
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania (ITALY), Italy

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

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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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A Survey on Daylighting Education in Italian Universities. Knowledge of

Daylighting is a strategic topic to achieve sustainable buildings, so it is more and more imperative that it is implemented in architecture curricula to prepare a new generation of daylighting-oriented practitioners.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 36-49

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Lighting to Enhance Wayfinding for Thai Elderly Adults in Nursing

The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of lighting and other environmental variables in terms of the colour, signage, and furnishings on the indoor wayfinding of Thai seniors in a nursing home.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 25-36

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Impact of Furniture Layout on Indoor Daylighting Performance in Existing

Currently, home-based computing workspaces have developed substantially all over the world, especially in Malaysia. This growing trend attracts computer workers to run a business from their residential units.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 1-13

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Optimisation of Passive Solar Design Strategies in Side-lit Offices:

It has been shown that in buildings with fully glazed facades designed to save electricity and increase daylight, overheating due to excessive solar gains and glare have become recurrent problems, affecting the quality of the indoor environment in office buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 107-121

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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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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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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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Optical Analysis of A Sliding-Type Cylindrical Fresnel Lens Concentrating

Agricultural greenhouses are commonly built around cities to supply residents with agricultural products or green plants. With an increasing demand for plants’ growing environment, the temperature and illumination inside the greenhouses are counted especially during cold winter. .

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 110-119

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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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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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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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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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Improvement of Optical Performances Using the Hybrid CPV

Hybrid Concentrated Photovoltaics (HCPVs) are systems in which additional low-cost silicone solar cells are added to take advantage of the power generated by the diffuse radiation lost when using only multi-junction cells that work only with direct radiation.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 238-245

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Experimental Investigation of Overall Energy Performance in Algerian Office Building

Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) energy has now become one of the most significant renewable energy alternatives for providing natural daylight and clean energy.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 23-41

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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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Simulation of Daylighting Conditions in a Virtual Underground City

From the Piranesi fantastic architectures to the animation movies and video games of the last thirty years, a new design approach has been introduced and developed: the design of the virtual space.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 1-11

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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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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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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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