Sunlight Harvesting report for BEEx
I am very pleased to share the sunlight harvesting work I’m doing as a guest author on the Building Energy Exchange blog. “Sunlight harvesting” is the technique of using reflected direct sunlight for daylighting. Typical commercial building design ignores the sun, and conventional lighting design follows in step, addressing direct sunlight as a problem to be shut out. Sunlight harvesting instead understands and seeks out the immense lighting power of direct sun and – with surprisingly simple means – puts it to effective use, simultaneously reducing energy use and creating more pleasant and productive workspaces. It is surprisingly underutilized technique, and its great to have the BE-Ex platform to spread the word.