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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Daylighting

Daylighting is the use of natural light for primary interior illumination. This reduces your need for artificial light within the space, reducing internal heat gain and energy use. Natural light is the highest quality and most efficient light source available today, and the source is free.

An effective daylighting design relies heavily on proper building orientation, massing, and envelope design. The proper combination of these strategies allows you to optimize your building's use of natural resources and minimize your dependency on artificial lighting. A fully integrated daylighting system can enhance the visual acuity, comfort, and beauty of a space while controlling external heat gain and glare.

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