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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

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

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

Dr Osama Mohamed Omar
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

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

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

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

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

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
EcoBEAM, Turkey

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

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

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maximizing the Performance of Laser Cut Panel by Interaction of

The interaction between different ceiling geometries with laser cut panels (LCPs) is investigated using real experiments and computer simulations to maximize the daylight performance of the LCP.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 29-35

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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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Appraisal of the visual environment in an industrial factory: a

The physiological and psychological benefits of daylighting for office occupants have been well explored. Current research usually focuses on visual comfort in office buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 3 (2016) 12-26

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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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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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Thermographic Mobile Mapping of Urban Environment for Lighting and Energy

The generation of 3D models of buildings has been proved as a useful procedure for multiple applications related to energy, from energy rehabilitation management to design of heating systems, analysis of solar contribution to both heating and lighting of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 8-15

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Acrylic Panels Applications as Building Materials and Daylighting Devices

Enormous studies have been conducted to enhance the daylighting utilization in buildings either by direct lighting techniques, lighting reflection systems, lighting transporting systems, or by light tracking systems.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 258-272

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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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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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Design and optical evaluation of a novel asymmetric lens-walled

Solar concentrating system is an effective way of combing solar energy with the building to satisfy the needs besides of electricity and hot water, also includes building heating, refrigeration, dehumidification, which require higher quality heat source.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 26-37

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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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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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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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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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