LEED V4.1 Daylighting Credits | HSW



LEED Daylighting credits are one of the most difficult to achieve and requires an early investment for validation. However, investigating daylight opportunities for a project will assist in other aspects of energy efficiency, such as, estimating heating and cooling loads or integrating a building’s control systems. As such, any time spent in the early design phase investigating if a project should invest in daylighting is applicable to facets of energy efficient design that is often required for LEED projects. In this lecture we will discuss the changes from LEED V4 to V4.1 Daylighting Credits, which options work best for project types, incorporating early energy/simulation modeling into the design process, and how to run a cost-benefit analysis to determine if you should invest in daylighting.

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to understand the differences between versions V4 and V4.1 in regards to daylighting.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will be able to perform a cost-benefit analysis in terms of energy and cost.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to explain the energy efficient benefits of incorporating energy modeling into the early design workflow phase.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will be able to determine which option under V4.1 Daylighting credits would be the most applicable to their project in obtaining daylighting credits.
Learning Units: 
1 LU | HSW
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Dylan Agnes
Research Scientist II
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design, completing a Master's in Architecture with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. As a student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab and gained hands-on experience in the practice of Integrated Design. As an IDL Research assistant, Dylan worked with both the architectural and engineering side of integrated design, providing a broader opportunity to cross over fields of study. Since graduation, Dylan has been working as a Research Scientist at the IDL and has been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.