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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ASHRAE 189.1 - Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

Lighting (Natural Electrical) CXS

The mission of the Lighting (Natural Electrical) Center of Expertise in Sustainability (CXS) is to provide guidance on how to better utilize daylighting and lighting strategies and technologies to assist with the design and construction of high performance sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Next to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting is the second largest component of a building's energy consumption. Incorporating efficient lighting and daylighting strategies in our facilities will reduce energy consumption. Daylighting and electrical lighting systems are an important part of the building's energy model and must be examined thoroughly during the design process.

The Lighting CXS also provides technical guidance on how to utilize commercially available lighting (daylighting and electrical lighting) software for developing lighting models and simulations to determine the most efficient lighting strategies in achieving a high performance sustainable building.

Contact: Lighting@usace.army.mil

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The project was designed in-house by Seattle District and was accepted by Savannah District as one of the floor plan standards. It was the first time that Ecotect® Analysis software was used on a Corps project for daylighting analysis. This photo is of the Readiness bays. The original standard suggested using windows on the sidewall, but after conducting the analysis it proved to be more efficient for prefabricated semi-transparent skylights and sidewall kalwall windows instead. This project excelled in creating cost effective solutions while still achieving LEED GOLD rating. The Project Team included Kyle Shaw, Renn Breshears, Jennifer Ramirez, Kelli Polzin, Tyler Bush, Glen Chihara, Dennis Brandt, Anton Klein, Sean Irby, Rod Perry, and David Wong.
Company Operations Facility Readiness Bay showcases use of translucent fiberglass panel systems
The project, designed by Seattle District, was accepted by Savannah District as a standard floor plan. The original standard suggested windows on the sidewall, but an analysis proved it more efficient to use prefabricated semi-transparent skylights and sidewall kalwall windows instead.
The project was designed in-house by Seattle District and was accepted by Savannah District as one of the floor plan standards. It happened to be the first time Ecotect® Analysis software was used on a Corps project for daylighting analysis. The original standard suggested using windows on the sidewall, after conducting the analysis it proved to be more efficient for prefabricated semi-transparent skylights and sidewall kalwall windows instead. This project excelled in creating cost effective solutions while still achieving LEED GOLD rating. The project team included Kyle Shaw, Renn Breshears, Jennifer Ramirez, Kelli Polzin, Tyler Bush, Glen Chihara, Dennis Brandt, Anton Klein, Sean Irby, and Rod Perry, and David Wong.
Company Operations Facility Readiness Bay showcases prefabricated translucent fiberlass panels
The project, designed by Seattle District, was accepted by Savannah District as a standard floor plan. The original standard suggested windows on the sidewall, but an analysis proved it more efficient to use prefabricated semi-transparent skylights and sidewall kalwall windows instead.
Federal Center South Building 1202 was a design-build project. The architect for the project incorporated the concept of biophilia into the design of the building which resulted in effective use of daylighting and interior floor plan layouts such that the outdoors could be viewed from virtually any place within the building. This promotes higher employee productivity and work place satisfaction.
Daylighting technology implemented at the USACE Seattle District Building
This building was a design-build project. The architect incorporated the concept of biophilia into the building design that resulted in effective use of daylighting and interior floor plan layouts such that the outdoors could be viewed from any place within the building.
Use of clerestorys in the gymnasium help to promote natural daylight into the space making it more energy efficient by reducing the amount of artificial lighting necessary and also providing psychological benefits to the students resulting in improved performance and less absenteeism.
Daylighting incorporated at youth center gymnasium in Camp Zama, Japan
Use of clerestorys in the gymnasium help to promote natural daylight into the space making it more energy efficient by reducing the amount of artificial lighting necessary and also providing psychological benefits to the students resulting in improved performance and less absenteeism.
This project was a in-house design by USACE Seattle District and achieved over a 91% daylighting for their innovative design of a Battalion Headquarters. This project was the first and only waiver given by a Center of Standardization for increased energy performance. Team members included Kyle Shaw, Nathan Gregory, Jennifer Ramirez, Lindsey Matetich, David Chapman, Kevin Waring, Gerd Padilla, David Wong, Allen Heninger, Cynthia Masten, and Rod Perry.
Battalion Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
This project was a in-house design by USACE Seattle District and achieved over a 91% daylighting for their innovative design of a Battalion Headquarters. This project was the first and only waiver given by a Center of Standardization for increased energy performance.
This open office faces south with horizontal exterior sun shades to provide passive sun control. A clearstory above captures northern daylight to maximize consistent daylight throughout the day. The result was a staggering 94% achieved daylghting in this space in accordance with the calculation methods defined by LEED NC 2009. Team Members included Kyle Shaw, Nathan Gregory, Jennifer Ramirez, Lindsey Matetich, David Chapman, Kevin Waring, Gerd Padilla, David Wong, Allen Heninger, Cynthia Masten, and Rod Perry.
Battalion Headquarters Open Office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
This open office faces south. Horizontal exterior sun shades provide passive sun control. A clearstory above captures northern daylight to maximize consistent daylight throughout the day. The result was a staggering 94% achieved daylghting in this space.
The hospital is a testament to ingenuity by incorporating energy efficiency, and seismic and thermal requirements in a state-of-the-art medical facility. The building envelope was designed to control temperature migration to the building interior with outdoor temperatures ranging from 90 degrees to minus 60 degrees. The building fenestrations were designed with an airtight seal utilizing 4-inch deep insulated glazing units with thermal breaks to bring natural light into the building. Use of natural light in a healthcare facility has tremendous benefits, such as improved patient recovery times and improvements to general health and circadian rhythm.
Bassett Army Hospital at Fort Wainwright, Alaska
The building envelope controls temperature migration to the interior, with outdoor temperatures from 90 to minus 60 degrees. Building fenestrations designed with an airtight seal use 4-inch deep insulated glazing units with thermal breaks to bring in natural light. Benefits of natural light include reduced patient recovery times and improvements to general health and circadian rhythm.