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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. Read more

Open Access — free for readers, articles are published free-of-cost.
Rapid Publication: Bi-annual (articles are published continuously throughout the year)
Publication Fee: No charges
Year Started: 2014
Time to Publication: 70 days

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Synergistic Strategies: Comparing Energy Performance in Climate-Adaptive Building Envelopes

Climate change and improving building energy performance are significant contemporary concerns. Conversely, climate-adaptive building envelopes (CABEs) offer promising solutions to enhance structural performance amidst fluctuating environmental conditions.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 181-202

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Design Adjustments For Daylighting and Visual Comfort in a Classroom

This paper evaluates how design adjustments applied to roller shades and louvres (namely the height of the shadings head and the angles of the louvre slats) can improve their annual and spatial effectiveness to provide autonomous daylight levels, reduce daylight glare problems, and offer views outside.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 165-180

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Performance of Shading Against West Glass Facades to Optimise Daylight,

In tropical urban areas, the vertical facades of buildings often play a crucial role in capturing solar radiation and heat, especially for office buildings facing west during the afternoon.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 131-148

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Designerly Approach to Design Responsive Façade for Occupant Visual

In recent years, attention has focused on improving the health and satisfaction of employees by enhancing visual comfort in workplaces. This involves providing adequate natural daylight, glare control, and outdoor views.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 149-164

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Geometry Optimization of Industry Buildings for Energy-Driven Design Development

Even though the manufacturing industry consumes roughly 54% of total available energy globally, little consideration has been devoted to optimizing energy in the early stages of industry design, particularly in densely populated cities.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 119-130

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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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REVIEW ARTICLE

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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Daylighting Performance of Integrated Light Shelf with Horizontal Light Pipe

Tropical countries such as Malaysia receives a significant amount of daylight. The utilisation of this renewable resource in a high-rise office building leads to opportunities and challenges.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 83-96

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Design and Simulation of a Circadian Lighting Control System Using

This paper introduces a fuzzy logic-based circadian lighting control system using flexibility of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting technology to synchronise artificial lighting with circadian (natural) lighting Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) characteristics.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 64-82

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An Investigation-Based Optimization Framework of Thermal Comfort Analysis in

Optimization becomes more valuable when the optimal variables decision can consider sensitivity analysis. To get optimum results quickly, this study established a synthetic sensitivity analysis and multi-objective optimization approach, which is combined with an energy simulation framework characterized by parallel processing.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 48-63

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A Daylight Assessment on Visual and Nonvisual Effects of Light

The contribution of daylight to a comfortable environment for occupants has been the subject of studies for years. Light shelves are known as daylight redirecting systems to enhance indoor daylight conditions.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 28-47

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Rank

Energy (miscellaneous): #36/78
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment: #140/270
CiteScoreTM 2023: 4.0

Editorial Board

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

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

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

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

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Prof. Nabil Elminshawy
Port Said University, Egypt

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dr Osama Mohamed Omar
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Prof Jitka Mohelnikova
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

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

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Wei Wang
Southeast University, 中国

Dr Hui Lv
Hubei University of Technology, China

Dr Lim Yaik Wah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

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 Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Methodology to Link the Internal Heat Gains from Lighting

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.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 56-67

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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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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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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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REVIEW ARTICLE

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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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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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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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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Annual Performance Assessment of Complex Fenestration Systems in Sunny Climates

Complex Fenestration Systems (CFS) are advanced daylighting systems that are placed on the upper part of a window to improve the indoor daylight distribution within rooms.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 32-43

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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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Photobioreactors as a Dynamic Shading System Conceived for an Outdoor

In the field of responsive shading systems, the use of photobioreactors (PBRs) containing microalgae seems to be a promising technology. Within this framework, this paper presents a case study where a PBR was specifically conceived as a shading system for an external workspace located on an open terrace of the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in Brisbane.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 148-168

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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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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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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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No-Greenery Line and Greenery-View Factor, New Architectural Design

The paper proposes a new tool for evaluation of the degree of visual contact with the outdoor greenery, the Greenery-View factor (GV), intended to be easy to grasp and simple to use.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 282-286

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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