Daylight-Responsive Lighting Controls
Daylight responsive lighting controls are photosensors that assess the amount and quality of natural daylight in a particular space. When natural light is sufficient, artificial lighting can then be reduced. This energy-saving technology is being used in a number of buildings on campus, such as the Mugar Library, and the Makechnie Study Center, which was renovated in 2009 and awarded LEED-CI (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Commercial Interiors).
Below: Mugar Library before and after daylighting dimming installation