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The Practical Application of Daylighting Systems as an Effective Energy Conservation Measure with a Reasonable Return on Investment
Surveys conducted by the State of Florida Energy Offices Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) at the University of South Florida, over a 13 year period on a national basis, have, with repeatable results, shown that regardless of Longitude and Latitude, Passive and Active Daylight Harvesting Systems can significantly reduce conventional lighting loads with no adverse effects on a facilities originally designed HVAC systems. When such systems are properly engineered and installed, savings can be accomplished with little or no negative effect on a facilities Architectural Aesthetics and without compromising it's Water Tight Integrity.
Othmer, A. (2002). The Practical Application of Daylighting Systems as an Effective Energy Conservation Measure with a Reasonable Return on Investment. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from