A STUDY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUILDING LIGHTING SYSTEM DESIGN

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A STUDY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUILDING LIGHTING SYSTEM DESIGN

 

CHAPTER ONE/INTRODUCTION

A considerable of the energy consumed in the electrical system in the world today is converted to artificial lighting. Light is essential to harmony between the activities of people in the contemporary world. With the increase in the energy consumption by different segments in relation to the difficulty of generation, it is possible to see the importance of efficient ways of lighting.

Research background

In educational buildings a significant component of the energy used is spent in illuminating the interior of the building. As the energy costs rise, increasing effort has gone into minimizing the energy consumption of lighting installations. This  effort  could follow three basic directions: new more efficient  equipment  (lamps,  control  gear, etc.), utilization of improved lighting design practices (localized task lighting systems), improvements in lighting control systems to avoid energy waste for unoccupied and daylight hours. Lighting plays an important role in the classroom. Having the dynamics of daylight in a classroom improves concentration and keeps young minds alert. This aids a healthy attitude to learning.

This paper discusses the performance of different types of lighting installations used.Initially,  the  researchers described the important of understanding energy efficiency on campus.  Later,  the  result can be used as a reference for a new lighting system to improve energy consumption on the campus. These solutions harness people’s visual, emotional and biological responses to light to enhance learning environments. It was described as a preliminary point to conserve energy consumption.

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