Living in a Green Home Series – “Daylighting Design and Health Benefits”

“Living in a Green Home” is a multimedia series focused on the homeowner experience of living in a LEED Platinum Certified, near net-zero energy home.  Descriptive videos are also available on the 723 Spring Street  You Tube Channel as well as Slideshare.net

 

Daylighting Design and Health Benefits

723 Spring Street was designed to take advantage of skylights in the 3rd level which would otherwise be an attic in a traditionally built home. Because Structured Insulated Panels (SIPs) were used for the roof, the 3rd level became total living space.  The benefits of daylighting interior living spaces, especially in northern climates, has been well documented and is key design tool for many architects and builders.  Doug Selby provides an explanation of the use of skylights during the design and construction of 723 Spring Street. Through the use of skylights and enhanced daylighting, we have added about 1,000 square feet of usable space to the home.

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