Interior lighting design and energy conservation

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 192
Physical description5 p.
SubjectLighting; interior lighting; energy conservation; use (utilization); Energy efficiency
AbstractArtificial lighting in office and school buildings is a major and conspicuous consumer of electricial energy. In addition, air conditioning consumes energy and may be required to remove the heat generated by lamps. Energy consumption is measured as the product of power input ( kilowatts) and the period of use (hours). To reduce it both input and hours of use must be controlled. Power input may be reduced by lowering general illumination levels, adopting selective lighting standards, and replacing inefficient sources. Hours of use can be reduced through sensible switching arrangements and automatic light control that takes advantage of available daylight and space occupancy.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Éclairage intérieur et économie de l'énergie
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number4397
NPARC number20328988
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Record identifierb9c06e19-d020-4d79-854e-6696f291c53e
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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