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Design Pattern: Daylight and Solar Energy
 
 

Daylight and Solar Energy

Of all the elements that make up a high performance school, none has greater impact on quality of learning than daylight.

Daylight and Solar Energy Daylight can be introduced in to school buildings in many ways — including windows, skylights and light shelves. Sometimes, entire outside walls can disappear through the use of overhead doors and moveable panels to that daylight can wash into interior spaces.

To learn more, order The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)


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Daylight and Solar Energy

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