Building Technology 1: Lighting

Course Code: INTD 2507

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course is the first in a series of lecture and exploratory based studies on the mechanical and electrical components of a built environment. This course will introduce students to sources of light, their properties, liabilities and appropriate uses. Alternative and unique sources of energy and lighting qualities will be investigated and assessed by the students. Students will analyze lighting systems and their appropriateness as well as the viability of emerging technologies in lighting. Energy consumption guidelines and calculation will be demonstrated through case studies, including a student project from Interior Design Studio. The importance of lighting as a component of the interior design process will be emphasized.