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DAYLIGHTING STUDY OF THE CAMPBELL HALL STUDIOS 

This study was conducted by the eighty-six undergraduate architecture students in the 3rd year class as an integral component of the ECS and Lighting Fundamentals course during the Spring semester, 1998.  Six Teaching Assistants who supervised the data collection included: Rodrigo Abela, Jeffrey Brown, Brian Kornasiewicz, David MacPhail, Peter Reiss, and Steve Sjoblom. 

Two 4th year students, Shamual Choudhury and Eric Einhorn, were responsible for developing the data base and computer graphics.  The faculty advisor was Donald E. Dougald
 

ABSTRACT  
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As the principle academic building for the School of Architecture, since its construction in 1970, Campbell Hall has received both praise and criticism concerning the use of ‘light’ in the 3rd and 4th floor studios.  On the positive side there is ample daylight admitted to many areas, providing an opportunity to save electrical energy; yet, negatively, lights burn throughout the evening due to the electrical circuit design of the lighting system and the lack of appropriate controls. 

This investigation examines the available daylight illuminance within the studio floors, as well as characteristics of the lighting system layout and controls in order to better understand how a future retrofit project may be formulated to reduce energy consumption.  After participating in a visual comfort survey, students measured and recorded daylight levels during the winter and spring months.  The results clearly supported the hypothesis statement - that artificial ambient light levels could be substantially reduced using light level control equipment.  In addition, automated occupancy sensing devices could effectively regulate the lighting system in the day and evening hours 

 

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