Best Practices Manual, Vol.I: Planning for High Performance by CHPS

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Achieving this balanced diffuse daylight throughout a space is one of the greatest achievements of a good daylight designer. The arrangement of reflective surfaces that help to distribute the light are just as important as the arrangement of daylight openings for providing gentle, uniform illumination. Whenever possible, place daylight apertures next to a sloped or perpendicular surface so the daylight washes either a ceiling or a CHPS BEST PRACTICES MANUAL PLANNING © 2006 CHPS, INC 43 Designing High Performance Schools Incorporate Daylighting wall plane, and is reflected deeper into the space.

Stormwater carries sediment and pollutants from the site into the sewage system and/or local bodies of water. In addition, the cumulative runoff throughout the local area requires significant investments in municipal infrastructure to handle peak runoff loads. Reducing the amount of runoff is the most effective way to minimize its negative impacts. Strategies include: ƒ Significantly reducing impervious surfaces, maximizing on-site stormwater infiltration, and retaining pervious and vegetated areas.

Provide Gentle, Uniform Illumination Daylight is most successful when it provides gentle, even illumination throughout a space. Evenly diffused daylight will provide the most energy savings and the best visual quality. Achieving this balanced diffuse daylight throughout a space is one of the greatest achievements of a good daylight designer. The arrangement of reflective surfaces that help to distribute the light are just as important as the arrangement of daylight openings for providing gentle, uniform illumination.

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