Knowledge Center: Let There Be Daylight

Knowledge Center: Let There Be Daylight

Education institutions replacing or renovating windowless spaces should incorporate daylighting strategies into the design.

Most architects carefully plan the location and size of windows in schools to reap the benefits of natural light for student achievement and building efficiency.

But it wasn’t so long ago that windows got a bad rap in schools. They posed a greater security risk than a solid wall, and their breakability was a potential maintenance headache.

The energy crisis of the 1970s and the soaring costs that came with it brought about an emphasis on reducing waste. Windows becam

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