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Daylight Sufficiency Goal

The daylight sufficiency goal specifies the amount of daylight needed to provide adequate light to perform typical tasks appropriate to each space, without additional electric lighting. It is measured in lumens or foot-candles. 

Find more from GSA's Saving Energy through Lighting and Daylighting Strategiesopens in new window resource. 

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  • The Importance of Daylight - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    The Importance of Daylight Highlights from the U.S. Department of Energy's “Energy...prefer to be in spaces with abundant daylight, a critical question is to what extent
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 579 › importance-daylight
  • Circadian Light - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...local time. If a person receives a sufficient amount of light to be awake when...the benefits of circadian-effective daylight can be supplemented through electric
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 577 › circadian-light
  • Resources > Lighting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...by setting a Lighting Power Density goal. Limit the use of outdoor and accent...Optimize Daylighting: Set a daylight sufficiency goal and employ a daylighting strategy
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 36 › lighting › resources-impact
  • System Bundling > Lighting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...be bundled together. Optimizing Daylighting Technologies: Shading/Glare Control...Controls, Daylighting Employ a layers of light approach which uses daylight for basic
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 4 › lighting › system-bundling
  • Buildings and Health - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...a connection to nature Access to daylight from all regularly occupied spaces...Biophilic Design Destination Nodes Daylight Access Quiet and Wellness Rooms Water
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 576 › buildings-health
  • Transformation to Net Zero Energy Buildings - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...investments impact the Net Zero Energy goal. Prepare a basic action plan and start...devices Insulation Natural ventilation Daylighting Efficient systems. As you reduce
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 421 › transformation-net-energy-buildings
  • Health and Wellness Crosswalk - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...establish operational health and wellness goals by exploring how the Federal Guiding...establish operational health and wellness goals by exploring how the Federal Guiding...Exposure from Pest Management Programs Daylight and Circadian Rhythm Diet Exercise
    https://sftool.gov › learn › crosswalk
  • Operational Carbon - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ... for example, by capitalizing on daylight to reduce electric light and by allowing... To achieve GHG emission reduction goals, it will be critical to increase CFE
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 659 › operational-carbon
  • Biophilia and Design - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Practice Biophilic Design Principles and Goals How Do we Know Biophilia Enhances Health...environment. Case Study The Importance of Daylight While many people prefer to be in
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 580 › biophilia-design
  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...again and again Maximize access to daylight and views Select light colors that...that reflect light in support of daylight strategies Consider low height workstation
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 264 › furniture-fixtures-equipment
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...includes air quality, but also access to daylight and views, pleasant acoustic conditions...when needed and whether there is sufficient space for occupants. Building managers
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 1 › indoor-environmental-quality-ieq
  • Integrative Design Process > IEQ - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...lighting and acoustical engineers with a goal to maximize occupant comfort and health...exhaust to maintain adequate IEQ. Daylight, task lighting, filtration, ventilation...contribution to building performance goals, including energy efficiency and IEQ
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 31 › ieq › integrative-design-process
  • Space Reconfiguration, Renovation, and Construction - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...exterior glazing Implement passive daylighting strategies such as exterior shades...vertical fins and light shelves to allow daylight to penetrate into the building floorplate
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 265 › space-reconfiguration-renovation-construction
  • Integrative Design Process > HVAC - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...environmental quality goals such as thermal comfort and sufficient ventilation. HVAC...of this power is wasted as heat. Daylighting systems can save on lighting energy
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 10 › hvac › integrative-design-process
  • The Workplace Environment as a Catalyst for Social Change - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...wanted to offer its customers. Project Goals Through numerous internal workshops...the PBS team developed the following goals for the workplace renovation. Improve
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 142 › workplace-environment-catalyst-social-change
  • Net Zero Energy Building Examples - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...solar heating and cooling. Extensive daylighting. Shading to minimize summer cooling...building materials. LED lighting and daylight harvesting. Carbon dioxide refrigerant
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 422 › net-energy-building-examples
  • Child Care Centers - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...the children and energy efficiency goals of the building or space. Source: GSA's...minimize maintenance time and efforts. Daylight sensors can be used to control fixtures
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 502 › child-care-centers
  • Spatial Equity - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...space. Assure equitable access to daylight and views. Lower workstation panels...and view corridors will increase daylight and views to the outdoors. Lower panels
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 245 › spatial-equity
  • Occupant Comfort - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...on energy use. The energy reduction goals for federal office buildings may sometimes...their behaviors to help achieve energy goals. Benefits: Social: Improved employee
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 242 › occupant-comfort
  • Systems Thinking - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...the project level for example, if a goal is to reduce energy from lighting and...used by the occupants, the amount of daylight available and how it penetrates the
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 250 › systems-thinking

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