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Daylight Analysis with Microcomputers for School Buildings in a Hot, Humid Climate
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Daylighting and other passive energy technologies are critical issues that should be considered in the early stages of building planning and architectural design. Both new design and retrofit of existing buildings benefit greatly by use of microcomputer-generated models, especially as they relate to building studies in zones of extreme climate. The hot, humid environment of Louisiana poses unique problems and calls for creative solutions. The use of microcomputers as analytical tools to develop suggestions for optimizing the amount of energy consumed for lighting and climatic comfort is illustrated. The effective use of daylighting can, as might be expected, produce net energy savings in most school buildings.
Leaver, J.; McQueen, T. (1987). Daylight Analysis with Microcomputers for School Buildings in a Hot, Humid Climate. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from