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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 655; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030655

Daytime Lighting Assessment in Textile Factories Using Connected Windows in Slovakia: A Case Study

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Department of Architecture and Building Structures, Institute of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, 040 20 Kosice, Slovakia
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Department of Building Physics, Institute of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, 040 20 Kosice, Slovakia
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Department of Electric Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, 040 20 Kosice, Slovakia
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Received: 26 November 2017 / Revised: 19 February 2018 / Accepted: 23 February 2018 / Published: 28 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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This paper highlights the problems that are associated with daylight use in industrial facilities. In a case study of a multi-story textile factory, we report how to evaluate daylight (as part of integral light) in the production halls marked F and G. This study follows the article in the Buildings journal, where Hall E was evaluated (unilateral daylight). These two additional halls have large areas that are 54 × 54 m and are more than five meters high. The daylight is only on the side through the attached windows in envelope structures in the vertical position on the hall. In this paper, we want to present two case studies of these two production halls in a textile factory in the eastern part of Slovakia. These are halls that are illuminated by daylight from two sides through exterior peripheral walls that are against or next to each other. The results of the case studies can be applied in similar production halls illuminated by a “double-sided” (bilateral) daylight system. This means that they are illuminated by natural illumination through windows on two sides in a vertical position. Such a situation is typical for multi-storied industrial buildings. The proposed approximate calculation method for the daylight factor can be used to predict the daylight in similar spaces in other similar buildings. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable architecture; industrial building; indoor environment; lighting conditions; computational simulation; luminance sustainable architecture; industrial building; indoor environment; lighting conditions; computational simulation; luminance
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Katunský, D.; Dolníková, E.; Dolník, B. Daytime Lighting Assessment in Textile Factories Using Connected Windows in Slovakia: A Case Study. Sustainability 2018, 10, 655.

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