PG&E's Daylighting Initiative has two goals: to raise awareness of good daylighting practice within the design community and to improve the practice of daylighting design. The case studies below document a wide range of successful technical solutions demonstrated across a number of different commercial applications.
These case studies were published in 1998. The design principles and approaches are still sound, but today’s technologies make implementation faster, better and easier. Also, today’s building codes are more stringent in performance requirements for skylights and controls on electric lighting. Review current code requirements for your location before proceeding with design and construction.
Below are the reports in PDF format. To have the original brochures sent to you, please contact Marlene Vogelsang at email@example.com. For more information about the project, contact Project Manage Peter Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Daylighting Case Studies||Project Reports|
|Daylighting in Schools (PDF, 550 KB) (condensed)|
|Marin Country Day School (PDF, 195 KB)||Daylighting in Schools (full version) (PDF, 1.3 MB)|
|Costco Store (PDF, 202 KB)||Skylighting and Retail Sales (PDF, 99 KB) (condensed)|
|California State Auto Association (PDF, 191 KB)||Skylighting and Retail Sales (full version) (PDF, 127 KB)|
|Dena Boer Elementary School (PDF, 186 KB)||The two reports below were funded by the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. These reports can also be found at the New Buildings Institute website.|
|Phillip Burton Federal Building (PDF, 156 KB)|
|J. Paul Getty Museum (PDF, 174 KB)||Daylighting in Schools Additional Analysis (PDF, 52 KB) (summary)|
|Gymboree Corporation (PDF, 157 KB)||Daylighting in Schools Additional Analysis (full version) (PDF, 2.8 MB)|
|McDonalds Restaurant (PDF, 123 KB)|
|National Gallery of Canada (PDF, 191 KB)|
|Ralph's Supermarket (PDF, 192 KB)|
|VeriFone, Inc. (PDF, 200 KB)|