Low-Cost Green Strategies: Windows & Daylighting

05/11/2009 by Andrea Sillah

The measures listed here are economical in terms of both first costs and life cycle costs. Also worth noting is that a key factor in a successful, cost-saving green facility is the integration, early in the building design process, of all systems for optimal results.


This technique, capturing natural light to minimize artificial light, is most effective with tall windows and windows positioned close to corners so they can bounce light off of the nearest wall. Skylights are good options in corridors and stairwells.

Look for more articles in this series to come. For more low-cost green strategies, check out Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating, 2nd Edition.

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