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Journal of Daylighting

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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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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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Sunlight-Daylight Signature: a Novel Concept to Assess Sunlight and

Daylighting and solar availability at urban scale has come to play a crucial role in the perception of discomfort conditions for people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, and on the energy consumption of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 136-152

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Ray Tracing Algorithm to Simulate Laser-Cut Panel Light-Redirecting

Daylighting simulation software is an important tool to improve the quality of building design and to improve the quality of the built environment. For its application to correspond to reality, its algorithm needs to reflect real behaviour in the best possible way.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 87-98

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The Effects of Orientation and Width of Space Between Buildings

Excessive heat in the high-rise urban fabric has contributed to pedestrian and occupants' discomfort. Establishing wind circulation in space with an environmentally compatible and optimal configuration is necessary to improve comfort in this region.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 99-116

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Evaluation of the Visual Comfort and Daylight Performance of the

The daylight in classrooms is a crucial aspect that affects the quality of the learning environment and the overall performance of the students. Visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, carving, textile design and photography, require specific lighting conditions, which are different from the regular classroom standards.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 117-135

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Design Optimization of the Skylight for Daylighting and Energy Performance

In terms of sustainable design, lateral windows and skylights are important. Daylighting has become a vital component in office buildings because it increases occupants' productivity, well-being, and energy savings via windows and skylights.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 72-86

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The Architectural Design of Building Façade Models Related to

Lighting control integrated with daylighting is recognized as an important and useful strategy in energy efficient building design. One of the right factors to reduce energy consumption for artificial lighting during the day is the maximum utilization of sunlight.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 60-71

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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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Rank

Energy (miscellaneous): #27/54
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment: #131/235
CiteScoreTM 2022: 3.7

Editorial Board

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

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

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

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

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

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

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

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Mohammed Salah Mayhoub
Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Dr Rizki A. Mangkuto
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

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

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

Dr Hui Lv
Hubei University of Technology, China

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ray Tracing Algorithm to Simulate Laser-Cut Panel Light-Redirecting

Daylighting simulation software is an important tool to improve the quality of building design and to improve the quality of the built environment. For its application to correspond to reality, its algorithm needs to reflect real behaviour in the best possible way.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 87-98

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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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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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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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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 Transport Systems for Buildings at High Latitudes

This paper is a literature study of daylight transport systems aiming at selecting the most appropriate ones for application at high latitudes. It is limited to the systems that transport light at a long distance from the façade and distribute it either in the building core or at a rear place in a room adjacent to the façade. .

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 60-79

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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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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Perforated Façades for Daylighting and

New design tools have enabled architects to explore complex geometries for building envelopes. Perforated Screens (PS) have gained popularity but their design is still intuitive, often focused on aesthetic and morphological criteria.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 97-111

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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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The Effects of Orientation and Width of Space Between Buildings

Excessive heat in the high-rise urban fabric has contributed to pedestrian and occupants' discomfort. Establishing wind circulation in space with an environmentally compatible and optimal configuration is necessary to improve comfort in this region.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 99-116

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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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Visual Comfort Assessment of Hospital Patient Rooms with Climate Responsive

As advanced technologies become prevalent, they are being used more widely in numerous fields. The building sector is not an exception. One of these cutting-edge technologies is responsive facades, which are used in buildings and have an undeniable effect on daylighting.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 17-30

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