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Ample daylight fills this maker space, which was created by adjoining to a previously built science education facility. Tall ceilings with accompanying clerestory glass and light shelves work in concert with carefully designed, installed, and maintained daylight sensors that automatically dim electrical lighting to minimize energy use. Arch | Nexus

Taking a Shine to Sunlight

Rediscovering the value of daylighting in educational spaces.

The sun is the source of virtually all energy on Earth. This energy can be harnessed in a variety of methods, including through the use of photovoltaic panels. Perhaps less apparent, the sun warms the planet’s surface and powers massive transfers of heat that create currents in the air, the energy which can be collected through wind turbines.

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