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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. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Prof. Nabil Elminshawy
Port Said University, Egypt

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

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

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Seyed Morteza Hosseini
Aalborg University, Denmark

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

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

Dr. Peng XUE
Beijing University of Technology, China

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

Dr Lim Yaik Wah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Hui Shen
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA

Dr. Michele Rocca
University of Pisa, Italia

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

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

Prof Jitka Mohelnikova
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

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

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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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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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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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Optimal Window to Wall Ratio Ranges of Photovoltachromic Windows in

Windows are one of the weakest building components concerning high thermal losses. Traditional windows cannot adapt to external and internal environmental conditions.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 134-148

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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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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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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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Phasor Method to Estimate Illuminances Due to Parallel Arrays of

Direct horizontal illuminance along a calculation row due to two parallel arrays of large numbers of identical light sources behaves like a periodic signal with a sinusoidal pattern, which contains useful information for design purpose.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 246-257

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An Approach to Determine Specific Targets of Daylighting Metrics and

This study comes from an integrated approach combining daylighting and thermal aspects of building spaces. Several room configurations derived from the combination of four main design variables are tested.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 1-19

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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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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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Daylighting Evaluation and Optimisation of Window to Wall Ratio for

A base case model is a more potent dose for applied research; the passive architectural design for sustainability requires optimised experiments. However, experimenting with physical developments require construction and deconstruction until they achieved the optimal scenario.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 20-35

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Experimental Analysis of the Performance of Light Shelves in Different

Daylight plays a significant role in achieving energy saving and comfort in buildings. It is in accordance with the human circadian rhythms and allows the best visual conditions in work environments and residential buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 37-56

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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