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Journal of Daylighting

  • Topics: Lighting and Solar Energy Technologies
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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.

ISSN: 2383-8701
Frequency: Bi-annual issues (articles published continuously throughout the year)
Year started: 2014
CiteScoreTM 2020: 2.3
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2020: 0.36
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 0.771

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Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information Modeling: Apartments in Erbil City as a Case Study

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. It aims to find out the impact of building typology on daylighting quality and quantity.

Mohammed Nadhim Majeed, Faris Ali Mustafa, Husein Ali Husein
Research article | 24 December 2019

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

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.

Xinglong Ma, Hongfei Zheng, Shuli Liu
Review article | 09 October 2019

A Methodology to Link the Internal Heat Gains from Lighting to the Global Consumption for the Energy Certification of Buildings in Italy

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. This procedure is based on a tabular value set depending on the building usage only (e.

Valerio R.M. Lo Verso, Guglielmina Mutani, Laura Blaso
Research article | 22 December 2014

Solar Energy Gain and Space-Heating Energy Supply Analyses for Solid-Wall Dwelling Retrofitted with the Experimentally Achievable U-value of Novel Triple Vacuum Glazing

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.

Saim Memon, Philip C Eames
Research article | 07 February 2017

Automatic vs Manual Control Strategy for Window Blinds and Ceiling Lights: Consequences to Perceived Visual and Thermal Discomfort

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. A group of 11 participants with varying age, gender, and ethnicity, used two test cells of a laboratory as a workspace primarily carrying out office tasks at a personal computer for a total of 19 calendar days.

Nicola Lolli, Alessandro Nocente, Johannes Brozovsky, Ruth Woods, Steinar Grynning
Research article | 19 November 2019

A First Approach to a New Index on Indoor Lighting Comfort Based on Corneal Illuminance

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).

Ferdinando Salata, Iacopo Golasi, Antonio Peña-García, Virgilio Ciancio, Zahra Yousefi
Research article | 28 November 2019

Design and optical evaluation of a novel asymmetric lens-walled compound parabolic concentrator (ALCPC) integration with building south wall

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. This paper put forward a novel static incorporated asymmetric lens-walled compound parabolic concentrator (ALCPC), which is composed of the mirror CPC and lens-walled structure, and can make full use of the total internal reflection and specular reflection.

Qingdong Xuan, Guiqiang Li, Gang Pei, Yuehong Su, Jie Ji
Research article | 04 September 2017

Lighting to Enhance Wayfinding for Thai Elderly Adults in Nursing Homes

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. Three major studies were conducted. The first study aimed at exploring the effects of the lighting parameters in rooms in a nursing home environment, which were the opening type, luminaire type, lamp type, and the type of view-out on the wayfinding performance of Thai elderly people.

Nuanwan Tuaycharoen
Research article | 25 February 2020

An Improvement to Calculation of Lighting Energy Requirement in the European Standard EN 15193:2007

Daylighting has a recognized potential for electric energy savings when is used as a complement for artificial lighting. This study reviews the comprehensive calculation method for lighting energy requirement in non-residential buildings introduced by the European Standard EN 15193: 2007 and investigates its feasibility in China.

Meng Tian, Yuehong Su
Research article | 01 December 2014

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. .

Fangzhou Liu, Hongfei Zheng, Rihui Jin, Xinglong Ma
Research article | 21 December 2019

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Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

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Dr Lambros T. Doulos
National Technical University of Athens

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Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University

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Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo

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Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia

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Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada

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Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo

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Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II

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Dr Doris Abigail Chi Pool
Universidad de las Américas Puebla

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Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology
South Korea

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

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

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