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Interior Light Shelves


Description

Interior light shelves direct daylight deep into a space by bouncing natural light from the light-colored shelves up to the ceiling, where it is reflected down to occupied areas. Blinds and other daylight control devices should be installed as part of a good daylight design strategy because uncontrolled natural light can cause glare.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly
  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified

End of Life Tips

  • Usually reused by future occupants.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Daylight Penetration: Demonstrate through computer simulations that 75% or more of all regularly occupied areas (for LEED BD+C and ID+C; 50% for O+M) achieve daylight illuminance levels of a minimum of 300 lux and a maximum of 3,000 lux in a clear sky condition on September 21 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. OR use a combination of side-lighting and/or top-lighting to achieve a total daylighting zone for the same percent of all the regularly occupied spaces.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Daylight
    • O+M EQ: Daylight and Quality Views