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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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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 Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Dr Arsenio Barbón
University of Oviedo, Spain

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Ferdinando Salata
University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Dr Paola Sansoni
CNR-INO, Italy

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

Prof. Lambros T. Doulos
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr Susana Lagüela López
University of Vigo, Spain

Dr Fabio Peron
IUAV University of Venice, Italy

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

Omid Nematollahi
Isfahan University of Technology, South Korea

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Prof Jitka Mohelnikova
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Dr. Francesca Fragliasso
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

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

Dr jian yao
Ningbo University, China

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Dr Vincenzo Costanzo
University of Catania, Italy

Dr. Peng XUE
Beijing University of Technology, China

Alp Tural
Virginia Tech, USA

Wei Wang
Southeast University, 中国

Dr Lim Yaik Wah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

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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Heliostats Daylighting System for Multi-floor Buildings

Daylighting has been considered as a major part of sustainable buildings for saving electric lighting and providing benefits such as, health, visual comfort, and productivity of the occupants.

Journal of Daylighting 2019 (2019) 202-209

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Biomimetic Kinetic Shading Facade Inspired by Tree Morphology for Improving

Many recent studies in the field of the kinetic façade developed the grid-based modular forms through primary kinetic movements which are restricted in the simple shapes..

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 65-85

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Optical Analysis of A Sliding-Type Cylindrical Fresnel Lens Concentrating

Agricultural greenhouses are commonly built around cities to supply residents with agricultural products or green plants. With an increasing demand for plants’ growing environment, the temperature and illumination inside the greenhouses are counted especially during cold winter. .

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 110-119

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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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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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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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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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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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Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information

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.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 187-201

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Optical Characteristic Investigation on an Underwater Adjustable Focus Solar Concentrator

This paper presents an underwater adjustable focus solar concentrator, which is composed of a piece of transparent elastic membrane and a hollow cylindrical-like structure.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 169-175

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Optical Analysis of a New Solar Distiller with Cylindrical Surface

In this paper, a new solar distiller floating on ocean with cylindrical surface concentrator and vertical gap evaporator is proposed for solving the problem of freshwater shortage in islands.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 100-109

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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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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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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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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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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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Application of Micro-structured Sunlighting Systems in Different Climatic Zones

Two-sided micro-structures on windowpanes have been developed for redirecting sunlight into the depth of rooms in order to improve daylighting. In a joint research project comprehensive sunlighting-systems for windows are developed, integrating micro-structures in triple-glass units.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 52-59

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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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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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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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Improving Daylight Availability in Heritage Buildings: A Case Study of

Refurbished heritage buildings usually lack in meeting the required standards defined for the new function especially when reused as educational buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 120-133

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Lighting Energy Saving with Light Pipe in Farm Animal Production

The Swedish animal production sector has potential for saving electric lighting of €4-9 million per year using efficient daylight utilisation. To demonstrate this, two light pipe systems, Velux® (house 1) and Solatube® (house 2), are installed in two identical pig houses to determine if the required light intensity, daylight autonomy (DA), and reduced electricity use for illumination can be achieved. In.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 21-31

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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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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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