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4.493 Natural Light in Design, January (IAP) 2005

Light levels on MIT's Compton Laboratories.
Light levels on MIT's Compton Laboratories. (Image courtesy of Ruchi Jain, Gordana Jakimovska, and Ed Rice.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of lecture notes from the two week workshop, and one of the class projects. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

Today, computer-based simulations are becoming increasingly popular, especially when daylighting and energy conservation are amongst the key goals for a project. This two-week workshop will expose participants to the current daylighting simulation models and beyond, by introducing realistic and dynamic assessment methods through hands-on exercises and application to a design project. Open to students and practitioners.


Prof. Marilyne Andersen
Prof. Christoph Reinhart

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions for two weeks
8 hours / session




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