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Analysis of the use of daylight in school buildings in Bauru (SP)

Grant number: 10/15147-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2010
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:João Roberto Gomes de Faria
Grantee:Bruna de Brito Prado
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


With the development of the electric lighting, the history of architecture and natural light undergoes a major transformation. In the second half of the twentieth century, natural lighting shall serve for more visual delight and satisfaction of biological needs than for illumination. At the time, electricity was a novelty still abundant and there is no concern save it. Currently, when the viewpoint is sustainability, energy conservation is a factor present in everyday people. Natural light is the great ally in the reduction of expenditures of energy during the day, something representative when properly used in a range of projects. The school buildings, especially government, have the advantage of natural lighting compromised due to deployments that are derived from inappropriate use of standard projects carried out in accordance with the level of schooling. This research aims to analyze the impact that different implementations of a standard design for schools of basic education in the city of Bauru (SP) cause the utilization and quality of natural lighting. The analysis will occur through measurements on site and computer simulations using the Desktop Radiance software program. (AU)