Preface.- Introduction.- Short historical review of daylight utilisation by living creatures.- Daylight photometry: history, principles and empirical development.- Propagation of light in the atmospheric environment.- Sky luminance characteristics.- Possibilities to simulate year-round changes of the local daylight climate.- Fundamental principles for daylight calculation methods.- Analytical calculation methods and tools for the design of un-glazed apertures.- Daylight methods and tools to design glazed windows and skylights.- Modelling daylight distribution in complex architectural spaces.- The neurophysiology and psychophysics of visual perception.- Discomfort and disability glare in the visual environment.- Index.
Written by a leading authority on sky model formulation and daylight measurement
Includes information on non-overcast skies and year-round situations important for energy saving calculations, not included in other books
Includes a historical overview of advancements and developments in human vision and photonic studies
Analyzes recent research trends in daylight illumination technology in improving health and comfort in human environments, using neuroscience, the work of S.S.Stevens and the invariably missed late work of R.G.Hopkinson towards redeveloping an apt discomfort glare formula and application technology
Refines daylight theory and introduces new calculation methods and computer tools for programs such as window design MAM and novel hollow light guides HOLIGILM