DILDYL603: Daylighting

 

 

 

 

MODULE DETAILS

DILDYL603 - Daylighting

 

Nominal duration: 7 weeks (84 hours total time commitment) including 1 week for the capstone project (Learning Outcome 7).

 

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers daylighting technologies, daylight harvesting and how system performance can be modelled are detailed. It also highlights the role of daylighting in green building rating schemes and building regulation.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to develop comprehensive understanding of the impact of daylight on building interiors, which is important for lighting designers. This module introduces the sun and sky as light resources, daylight availability, and how daylight is quantified.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

V1.2 - new

PREREQUISITE AND/OR

CO-REQUISITE MODULES

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Analyse daylight availability

2.    Compare the different daylight and glare metrics and their application

3.    Analyse daylight availability in buildings

4.    Describe the application and benefits of daylight harvesting systems

5.    Perform modelling of daylighting

6.    Discuss the role of daylighting in green buildings

7.    Perform a daylighting assessment

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Analyse daylight availability

1.1

Calculate daylight availability at a given location

2

Compare the different daylight and glare metrics and their application

2.1

Describe the quantification and measurement of daylight, with specific reference to (a) Daylight Autonomies, (b) Useful Daylight Illuminances (c),

luminance, (d) glare indices

 

 

 

 

2.2

Outline current issues in measurement of daylight and glare

3

Analyse daylight availability in buildings

3.1

Describe historical perspectives in architectural daylighting

3.2

Describe the interaction between daylight and architectural forms

3.3

Design a window shade

3.4

Outline methods for daylight harvesting

4

Describe the application and benefits of daylight harvesting systems

4.1

Compare the features and drawbacks of active and passive systems

 

4.2

Describe the operation of: (a) louvres and blinds, (b) light shelves, (c) prismatic systems, (d) light redirecting glass, (e) anidolic systems, (f) light pipes

4.3

Describe the integration of electric lighting and daylighting

5

Perform modelling of daylighting

5.1

Perform daylight prediction

5.2

Compare standard sky models

5.3

Describe climate-based modelling

5.4

Use parametric modelling tools

6

Discuss the role of daylighting in green buildings

6.1

Describe the role of daylighting in green buildings

6.2

Identify daylighting-related points in national and international ratings schemes

6.3

Describe agreement and conflict between priorities and outcomes

6.4

Describe visual comfort in green buildings

7

Perform a daylighting assessment

7.1

Perform a site analysis for daylighting availability

7.2

Model daylight in the building to assess the lighting conditions

 

7.3

Analyse the results of daylight modelling to make recommendations on building interior layout and daylighting controls

 

7.4

Formulate recommendations for systems or technology that may improve or enhance daylight conditions in the building

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or On-campus

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

 

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors must:

·         hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and

·         be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and

·         be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, software, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

Software/Hardware Used

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