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Document ID (ISN)69589
CIS number 97-1359
ISSN - Serial title 0024-2861 - Licht
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) K÷ster H.
Title Design of "Intelligent buildings" with improved use of daylight
Original title "Intelligent Building" durch verbesserte Tageslichtnutzung [in German]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.48, No.7-8, p.588-596. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract An innovative method of better using the daylight in buildings is described. The new natural lighting system takes into account the different needs of homes and offices. In offices attention is paid to providing visual comfort at work on visual display terminals. Special, patented mirrors are used to control solar radiation in summer and provide better use of it in winter. With these mirrors the daylight is directed to locations distant from the window. Solar radiation can be guided towards building structures such as concrete floor slabs which are capable of storing thermal energy.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; Germany; windows; offices; computer terminals; optimization; buildings; natural lighting; illumination design; visual comfort; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; description of technique; design of equipment; lighting and colour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Lighting and colour
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Non-ionizing radiation