Light & Visual Comfort
Natural lighting, and how it should be complemented with artificial lighting, is an essential factor to consider for the visual comfort of interior spaces. In addition, people do well with clear views to the outside, so it’s also fundamental to perfect the quantity and location of the openings in the building envelope in order to control natural light intensity. A daylit space is primarily lit with natural light and combines high occupant satisfaction with the visual and thermal environment, with low overall energy use for lighting, heating and cooling as well as taking into consideration circadian rhythms to maintain the health and well-being of the occupants.
Our daylight and visual comfort service helps inform the project team on how to design daylit spaces and complements the passive and low energy design service. We do this by finding ways to incorporate daylight into the architectural design while using artificial lighting to complement the needs of the users and aesthetic feel of the spaces.
We understand the building physics of light inside a building and makes use of a wide variety of modelling and simulations tools to quantify and qualify the design and design criteria.