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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CE 51300 - Lighting In Buildings

Credit Hours: 3.00.  This course focuses on the design of illumination systems in buildings (electric and natural lighting) in order to achieve energy efficiency and visual comfort. The first part of the course includes analytical lighting calculation techniques, visual perception, radiative transfer, lamp characteristics, electric lighting system design and control for calculation of required indoor illuminance levels. The second part of the course covers daylighting (natural lighting) systems, including state-of-the-art daylighting prediction models as well as design and control of such devices and advanced metrics. The course also has a lab section, in which the students learn how to work with lighting and daylighting tools and build their own computational transient lighting models in open programming languages, in order to design illumination systems and predict electricity consumption and potential energy savings. Typically offered Fall Spring.Credits: 3.00