Lighting Office Design Daylight Zone: The daylight zone is 15’ as shown in yellow on the floor plan to the left, which is calculated by the formula below: Window light= 10’ x 1.5 = daylight factor
Daylight Source Qualities: This office space has large windows on the south facing side of the building. Each at 9’ wide by 10’ high, the windows let in a substantial amount of light into the office workspace. With natural daylight, employees will benefit from the aesthetics and functionality of the light source. These important features of the office space will allow for a quality work environment with views to nature and plenty of natural lighting for work and tasks. To control the daylight from these large windows, I would recommend solar shades. These would protect the office from sun damage and provide control for when more or less light is desired. Solar shades come in various materials and transparencies. The most ideal for this scenario would be a darker gray/black shade color with a lower transparency so that harsh sun in the summer could be blocked and some heat in the winter could be contained and protected within the office.
Published on May 6, 2014